Stuck for something special to give your loved one for Valentine's Day? Haven't got time to get to the shops before? Want to promise someone a great day out? We've got the answers!
Mark Allatt, Chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, said: “Conjuring up the romance of steam with a trip behind Tornado on is the ideal gift for Valentine’s Day. It is an ideal opportunity to not only give a present with a difference this Valentine’s Day but also to play an important part in keeping Tornado on the main line. And in today’s world it’s not just the boys who would like to be engine drivers!”
The A1 Steam Trust has a vast range of goodies and ideas that will make the day even better. You can choose from our ever-expanding range of merchandise here, books, calendars, clothing, DVDs, you name it and our online store will have it! Or if you want a more lasting present, how about sponsoring a component fitted to the loco, there are dozens of parts still looking for an "owner" from pieces of the grate at just £35 to the exhaust steam injector, a snip at £12,000! Why not claim some of the boiler cladding that is now receiving a glossy coat of Brunswick green paint, or one of the gorgeous motion components? You can see the whole list here and opt to help "complete" Tornado.
Or maybe you've got the "bread" to buy a slice or two of the support coach and ensure that our hard-working team have a berth when Tornado is out on the mainline. Go on! Sponsor a chunk of the coach and help keep eight people off the streets! For all the options, check out the page here, or better still just download the form here and make a donation.
If those options don't appeal, how about booking a trip you and your loved one on of of the future excursions Tornado will be hauling, just think of the full dining option as you speed along the East Coast Main Line or forge over the Settle to Carlisle line, who could resist? The full list of tours can be viewed here.
If none of the above are suitable, what about booking a footplate turn when Tornado is visiting a preserved railway. In 2011 she's likely to be at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Barrow Hill. To register your interest click here.