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 2016 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 2016 Tour Guide here.

  • Thursday 1st December – ‘The Bath Spa Christmas Express’ – A1SLT promoted tour, bookings through UK Railtours
  • Wednesday 7th December – Belmond British Pullman – The Golden Age of Travel (Surrey Hills)
  • Monday 12th December – ‘The Christmas Canterbury Tale’ – A1SLT promoted tour, bookings through UK Railtours
  • Saturday 17th December – ‘Belmond British Pullman’ – The Golden Age of Travel (Surrey Hills)

2017

  • Saturday 4th February – ‘Belmond British Pullman’ – The Golden Age of Travel (Surrey Hills)
  • Saturday 11th February – ‘The Red Rose’ – London Victoria to Cosford, Telford Central and Shrewsbury –  A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • 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 29th April – ‘The North Briton’ – Leicester to Carlisle – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • 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

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