The Trust has announced that Tornado will be repainted from her British Railways Apple Green livery into Brunswick Green livery following her winter maintenance in early 2011 when the locomotive would have been due a repaint anyway. The original Peppercorn class A1s carried four liveries during their short service lives (Apple Green with ‘British Railways on the tender, Express Passenger Blue with the BR Crest on the tender and Brunswick Green with both Crest and later Emblem on the tender).
Mark Allatt added: “We have long promised that Tornado will carry all four historic liveries during her first ten years of operation. Tornado will therefore carry Brunswick Green with both Crest and Emblem following her winter maintenance at the National Railway Museum, York. This will be for a limited period only as the Tornado ‘brand’ is very much as an Apple Green locomotive and this will remain her ‘core’ livery.”
A mocked up image of Tornado in BR Brunswick Green - A1SLT / ColourRail
The repaint will be carried out at the National Railway Museum, York inside the museum's heated paint shop with the same team who applied the current livery - Ian and Dan Matthews with Mike ‘Tomo’ Thompson doing the lining out. The locomotive will again be brush painted and carry both the BR crest and emblem during its time in Brunswick Green.