is set to make a welcome return to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, in time for the May Bank Holiday week. The locomotive, which has just been unveiled at the National Railway Museum in its new livery, BR Passenger Green, will arrive at the NYMR on Wednesday 25 May. It will be put into operation on Thursday 26 May, which is a symbolic day for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, as it marks the 175th
anniversary day since the Whitby-Pickering line was first opened on 26 May 1836. As well as hauling passenger services during the day, Tornado
will also haul a special ‘Anniversary’ Pullman dining service on the evening of 26 May.
The locomotive, which is one of a kind, will be running on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on certain dates between 26 May and 5 June. Those keen to see the engine in its new livery are advised to check the NYMR timetable for precise details of its running. Further information is available at www.nymr.co.uk
or by calling 01751 472508. The visit of Tornado
helps to continue the celebrations of the Whitby-Pickering line, which this year marks the 175th
birthday since its opening.
Mark Allatt, chairman, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, said: “We are delighted that Tornado is to visit the ever-popular North Yorkshire Moors Railway again, even more so to be hauling trains on the railway’s 175th anniversary. Tornado’s fans will be looking forward to seeing the new-look locomotive matched with the appropriate historic coaching stock on this beautifully scenic railway.”