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. More details will be published on this website as more trains are finalised.

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

  • 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 7th October – ‘The Tees-Tyne Express’ – Dorridge to Newcastle and return – A1SLT promoted tour – bookings through UK Railtours
  • Saturday 25th November – ‘The Chester Christmas Cracker’ – London to Chester and return (Tornado comes off at Bescot on the return which is completed with electric traction) – 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.