To build and operate a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive

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60163 at Barkeston – Neil Whitaker

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Same time, same place, a week later!  Tornado storms past Arksey – Gareth Griffiths

During the stopover in Darlington, most passengers opted to visit the Works – Mandy Grant

Passengers view the impressive progress being made constructing No. 2007 – Mandy Grant

Steve Hanczar awaits the ‘right away’ with the return leg from Darlington – Michael Denholm

Tornado passes Colton Junction of the run back – Mandy Grant

As dusk starts to fall, ‘The Talisman’ is seen at Frinkley Lane – Neil Whitaker

The star of Tyne Yard!  Just after midnight, Tornado is readied for the train – Paul Lindley

Well into her stride, No. 60163 passes Berwick on Tweed – Mike Walkinshaw

‘The Heart of Midlothian’ crosses into Scotland – Michael Denholm

The train rushes past Drem – Mike Walkinshaw

Tornado eases the train into Waverley Station – Michael Denholm

After a short sojourn, the return leg is off to a rousing start from Edinburgh – Michael Denholm

Clear road ahead at York – Mandy Grant

Traction Inspector Jim Smith and Fireman Tony Jones – Mandy Grant

Jim Smith – Mandy Grant

Tony Jones –Mandy Grant

Driver Steve Hanczar – Mandy Grant

A1SLT Company Secretary David Burgess – Mandy Grant

An immaculate Tornado powers past Arksey with ‘The North Briton’ – Gareth Griffiths

Getting to grips with the Settle & Carlisle line again, Tornado crosses Arten Gill Viaduct – Graham Nicholas

Dwarfed by the Pennines, Tornado crosses Lunds Viaduct – David Horner

The return leg takes the train through Blaydon – Brian Sherrington

Tornado crosses the River Nene – Michael Cooper

Two lads grab pole position to hear the locomotive work – Michael Cooper

An atmospheric shot at Wansford – Mandy Grant

Pre-flight checks!  Jim Smith and Rob Morland oversee matters – Graham Langer

Rob Morland supervises the installation of a mini-cam – Graham Langer

The mini-cam in place – Graham Langer

Tom Ingall of the BBC filmed proceedings – Graham Langer

The middle big-end was fitted with a heat sensor, the display visible from the cab – Graham Langer

Heading north for a date with destiny – Robin Coombes

Ready for the off!  100mph here we come! – Graham Langer

On the return run from Newcastle the GPS registered the magic ton – Graham Langer

The speedometer in the cab was also reading 100mph! – Graham Langer

The footplate crew, Graeme Bunker-James, David Proctor, Steve Hanczar and Jim Smith – Graham Langer

The support crew, DB Cargo staff and members of the Trust – Graham Langer

With evidence of the GWR electrification apparent, Tornado heads past Twyford – Peter Lovell

No. 60163 gallops across the Vale of White Horse – Tony Bartlett

Tornado roars through Didcot with ‘The Saint David’ to Cardiff having regained nearly 20 minutes from a 48 minute late departure(due to a freight train failure) from Paddington – Robert Stewart

Selside with a snowy Pen-y-Ghent in the background – Alan Weaver

Waitby near Kirby Stephen – Geoff Griffiths

Dent (with Dent Head Viaduct in the background) – Ian Hardman

The last train of the series leaves Skipton – Alan Weaver

With the landscape dominating the scene, Tornado crosses Lunds Viaduct – Mike Glen

Dwarfed by the architecture, the train  crosses Ribblehead Viaduct – Mike Glen

Despite the weak sunshine, it still looks pretty bleak – Mike Glen

Helwith Bridge – Andrew Dennison

Blea Moor Tunnel – Andrew Southwell

The first day of these ground-breaking trains over the fabled Settle & Carlisle Railway failed to produce typical S&C weather (horizontal rain/sleet/snow, delete as appropriate!) and was blessed with watery winter sunshine, albeit accompanied by a stiff breeze.  In consequence we have been sent some outstanding images of the trains, many of which we are delighted to feature here.

Garsdale – Geoff Griffiths

Blea Moor Tunnel – Neil Wroe

Kelber Hill Farm, Gargrave – Steve Armitage

Ribblehead – Emma Seddon

Ribblehead Viaduct – Liam Barnes

Watering at Appleby – June Williams

Evening departure, Settle – Liam Barnes