During Tornado's lay-over at Canterbury whilst operating 'The Canterbury Tornado' excursion for Pathfinder Tours, fitters discovered a potential minor fault with a boiler stay. The prudent decision was taken to work the locomotive light engine back to Hither Green depot where a thorough examination could be made and any necessary repairs undertaken. The train returned to Newport by diesel traction.
After initial inspection it has been identified that repairs cannot be completed in time for Tornado to haul 'The Cathedrals Express' on Thursday 3rd June 2010. This Steam Dreams promoted tour has therefore been postponed until Monday 16th August 2010.
Information on when Tornado will return to traffic will be posted on www.a1steam.com as soon as it becomes available.