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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 148 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 29, 2015 07:12PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 148 (International) - 07/29/15


This day in Railroad History

July 29, 2008
The newly built steam engine 4-6-2 Tornado moved under her own power for the first time. Built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust at Darlington, England, Tornado is the first new main-line steam locomove constructed in the Western world in over 50 years. Based on the LNER Peppercorn Class A1 class, she then spent two months testing at the preserved Great Central Railway double-track tourist railway in Loughborough, where she was run up to 60 mph and operated her first passenger train. Tornado then moved to the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York for three test runs on the main line up to 75 mph. After repainting into LNER Apple Green, Tornado was approved for main-line passenger operation. On 31 January 2009 she hauled her first passenger trip on the main line, The Peppercorn Pioneer, from York to Newcastle and back. By hauling various A1 Trust railtours, charters and other activities, Tornado will begin to recoup the estimated £800,000 debt from the project, which cost around £3 million (approximately US $5.8 million).
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