To build and operate a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive

Please keep an eye on this page for the annual diary of Tornado’s 2017 main line tours plus her preserved railway visits. More details will be published on this website as more trains are finalised (contact details for the rail tour companies and preserved lines appear at the bottom of the page).

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is proud that Tornado will continue to be operated on the Network Rail main line by DB Cargo, which has worked successfully with the Trust since the locomotive’s completion in 2008.

You can download the 2017 Tour Guide here.

2017

  • Wednesday 1st March – ‘The Saint David’ – London Paddington to Cardiff – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • Friday 31st March – ‘Belmond British Pullman’ – The Golden Age of Travel (Surrey Hills)
  • Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April – Nene Valley Railway ‘Best of British’ weekend – NVR
  • Saturday 29th April – ‘The North Briton’ – Leicester to Carlisle – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours – SOLD OUT
  • Monday 1st May – ‘The Heart of Midlothian’ – Peterborough to Edinburgh – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • Saturday 6th May – ‘The Talisman’ – London King’s Cross to Darlington – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings
    through UK Railtours
  • Monday 29th May – ‘The Cornishman’ – London Paddington – Penzance – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • Thursday 1st June to Sunday 4th June – Bodmin & Wenford Railway
  • Sunday 18th June – ‘The Torbay Express’ – Bristol to Kingswear and return – Torbay Express
  • Sunday 2nd July – ‘The Torbay Express’ – Bristol to Kingswear and return – Torbay Express
  • Sunday 23rd July – ‘The Torbay Express’ – Bristol to Kingswear and return – Torbay Express
  • Monday 28th August – ‘The Easterling’ – London King’s Cross to Great Yarmouth – A1SLT promoted tour- bookings through UK Railtours
  • Saturday 16th September – ‘The Border Raider’ – Birmingham for the Settle & Carlisle Railway – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th September – Barrow Hill Roundhouse ‘Pacific Power’ weekend
  • Saturday 7th October – ‘The Tyne-Tees Express’ – Dorridge to Newcastle and return – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours

The Trust respectfully requests that anyone wanting to see Tornado follows the rules of the railway and only goes where permitted.

Please carefully check Tornado’s dates of operation and services on the preserved lines visits using the relevant website links below as actual dates and times of operation may vary from the above shown.

Belmond British Pullman
Tel: 020 3117 1300
  
UK Railtours
Tel: 01438 715050
  
Nene Valley Railway
Tel: 01780 784444