Tornado will be heading to Chester on Saturday 22nd May 2010 with ‘The Cathedrals Express’ from London Euston, promoted by Steam Dreams. Not only will this be Tornado’s first departure from and arrival at both London Euston and Chester but it will also be the first steam locomotive to arrive in Euston station for many years.
The timings for ‘The Cathedrals Express’ from London Euston to Chester on Saturday 22nd May 2010 are:
London Euston: d 0806hrs
Chester: a 1302hrs
London Euston: a 2052hrs
Mark Allatt, chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, commented:
“It will be good to take Tornado from London Euston to Chester on the West Coast Main Line for the first time with ‘The Cathedrals Express’. The Peppercorn class A1s were designed for the rival East Coast route and so it will be fascinating to see how Tornado copes on rival metals. Tornado is performing very well and the Trust is working hard to pay off the remaining £500,000 of the loans taken out to complete the locomotive and to raise the £100,000 needed to provide Tornado with her own support vehicle. Please visit our website at www.a1steam.com to find out how you can help to keep this remarkable locomotive on the main line where she belongs.”
The Trust respectfully requests that anyone wanting to see Tornado's main line passenger trains follows the rules of the railway and only goes where permitted.