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No. 60163 on the 100mph run – Robin Coombes

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December 2017 – Winter maintenance

With Tornado’s season finished, the locomotive was taken by road to Locomotive Maintenance Services in Loughborough (which is not rail connected) for routine winter maintenance including a cylinder re-bore.

Tornado arrives at LMS on an Allelys’ low-loader – Steve Bates

No time was wasted in getting the overhaul started – Graeme Bunker-James

A shore line provides power for No. 60163’s lighting – Graeme Bunker-James

Monday 16th October – ‘Paddington 2’ Special

Dawn at Old Oak Common, Tornado is readied for a long day- Alex Morton

Hugh Bonneville and Princes William and Harry at Paddington – James Gillham- Studiocanal

Prince William talks to passengers – James Gillham- Studiocanal

The Duchess of Cambridge meets some of the children – James Gillham- Studiocanal

Hugh Bonneville, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin with two of the children – James Gillham- Studiocanal

The Princes and the Duchess of Cambridge meet a certain small bear – James Gillham- Studiocanal

Paddington meets the crew – Alex Morton

Hugh Parker and Traction Inspector Don Clarke look on – James Gillham- Studiocanal

Tornado stands at Platform 1, Paddington – Alex Morton

Saturday 30th September – Convention at Darlington

Saturday 30th September saw the Trust host one of its most successful Conventions ever.  Over 220 people crammed into the Mercure Kings Hotel and later Darlington Locomotive Works to catch up with all the current Trust news.

Graeme Bunker-James addresses the audience – Mandy Grant

Covenantors transferred to DLW by vintage bus – Mandy Grant

Covenantors view progress at the Works – Mandy Grant

The assembled crew pose for the group photo – Mandy Grant

Saturday 16th September – ‘The Border Raider’ – Birmingham to Carlisle and return

Early on what was to prove a challenging day, Tornado is seen at Winwick – Jason Kerner

With safety valves feathering, Tornado breasts Shap Summit – Graham Nicholas

‘The Border Raider’ on the return leg, at Settle station – Liam Barnes

Making a competent passage of the S&C, No. 60163 crosses Arten Gill viaduct – David Robinson

On the revised route, the train is seen at Slaithwaite – Alan Weaver

Shades of O. Winston Link as Tornado restarts after a water stop at Denton – Warren Hannabuss