to hit Didcot!
New build Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive 60163 Tornado
is to pay a whirlwind visit to Didcot Railway Centre, from 9th
It is expected that many people will wish to see 60163 Tornado
, as the locomotive has recently had a change of livery to British Railways Brunswick green (as worn bt the original A1s for most of their lives) from the previous livery of Apple Green.
The only date that this world famous locomotive will be in steam and working at the centre, is Saturday 11th
June 2011. On all the other days, the locomotive will be on static display at the centre.
Also in steam on 11th
June will be newly completed steam railmotor No 93. It was officially launched on 28th
May 2011, following a 13 year restoration, involving a brand new vertical boiler and power bogie, and a substantial Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The steam railmotor is the forerunner of today’s multiple unit trains, being an example of the first generation of trains that were self-propelled, and could be driven from either end. Joining the party will be Fire Fly
, Britain's other barnd new loco!