To build and operate a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive

The gallery features a selection of the best photographs from the Trust’s Photo Library, click on the year below to review the dates featured. We are always happy to receive images from photographers who might want to have their work exhibited in this section of the website.


60163 at Barkeston – Neil Whitaker

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Tornado roars through Didcot with ‘the Saint David’ to Cardiff having regained nearly 20 minutes from a 48 minute late departure(due to e 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

Tornado powers through Wolverton with ‘The Red Rose’ – Neil Whitaker


Tornado crosses Oxley Viaduct, Wolverhampton – Jim Knight

Two fine images of the train in the Shropshire landscape – Tim Croton

 With twilight approaching, Tornado heads home – Tim Croton

Tornado gets away from a slack Clapham Junction – Kenny Felstead

Shalford – Trevor White

Tornado at Victoria after returning with the first ‘Belmond British Pullman of 2017 – Edward Hindell

‘The Belmond British Pullman’ is seen at Abinger Hammer – Yoshi Hashida

Tornado emerges from the gloom at Chertsey – Maria Hutton

‘The Christmas Canterbury Tale’ is seen at Shortlands, Bromley – Nathan Gibson

Tornado is serviced at Canterbury West – Garry Lakin

A wonderfully atmospheric photo at Paddock Wood – Nick Burgess

Looking suitably festive, Tornado waits departure at Victoria – Terry Bartlett

Running under grey skies, the train is seen at Holmethorpe, Redhill – Nathan Gibson

In glorious winter sunshine, Tornado passes Crofton with the Bath Spa train – Ken Brunt