Here is where the magic happens. The Fireman shovels the coal into the firebox and feeds the water to the boiler to create steam. Do spare a thought for the fireman bailing coal using only a shovel to maintain a grate bigger than a super king size bed! Tornado operates at a maximum pressure of 250lb/in². The high pressure steam is released by the Driver opening the regulator; the steam then rushes down to the cylinders to push the pistons and turn the wheels. Other driver controls include the regulator, the brakes and most importantly the whistle!
The electronic elements in the cab are safety features for running out on the national network – plus a USB port for charging mobile phones – well, it is a 21st century steam locomotive after all!