Familiar to the teenage experience, we plan to give the locomotive a full make over before it takes its exams in June. Work to be done includes:
- Boiler work
- New tyres for driving wheels and the tender
- Machining and fitting of new cylinder liners
- Preparation for fitment of European Train Control System
- Plus many other component overhaul, repairs and replacement.
For more detail and updates, read more here.
At odds with other guardians of teenagers, we will be delighted to see it smoking at the back of the shed at the end of the day!
All whimsy aside, October 2021 marked Tornado no longer being the ‘youngest’ A1, as the locomotive overtakes No.60153 Flamboyant for time in traffic. As the engine gets older it will inevitably require more frequent attention from our Maintenance Engineers. We hope that our supporters will recognise this and consider increasing their monthly Covenants, one off donations and bequeaths to ensure that Tornado continues to make history on the mainline. Click here to discover more ways to support No.60163.