We are delighted to announce that Tornado
will be travelling to Scotland in June to operate four trains for Abellio ScotRail, Scotland's national train operating company. Whilst Tornado
has visited Scotland previously this will be the first time it will travel as far north as Dunrobin and further west to Ayr and Dumfries.
The following trains are scheduled to be hauled by Tornado
20th June - Stirling to Inverness (one-way)
21st June - Inverness to Dunrobin and Brora (and return)
22nd June - Inverness to Stirling (one-way)
27th June - Carlisle to Carlisle via Ayr and Dumfries
Graeme Bunker, operations director, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, commented, "We are very pleased to be asked by Abellio ScotRail to operate these trains and bring the locomotive to Scotland once again. We look forward to visiting new places for the loco as well as returning to places like Stirling and Perth where we have visited before, most recently for the 150th anniversary of The Highland Mainline to Inverness, and hope as many people as possible can join us on a trip."
Mark Allatt, chairman, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, added, "We couldn't wish for a more exciting start to the 2015 season, with Tornado back on the main line in Scotland and resplendent in her glorious apple green livery."
Tickets for these trips are available here
or by calling the booking agent Steam Dreams on 01483 209888. The ticket includes train travel on ScotRail services to and from the steam train and, for one way steam trips, return travel being via ScotRail services.