Modern steam locomotive “Tornado” visits Bury

Steam locomotive "Tornado"The modern steam locomotive “Tornado”, which made its debut run in 2008 and featured in a Top Gear “race to the north”, is headed to the East Lancashire Railway in Bury this weekend and will be in service on selected days next week. This is the first visit of the locomotive to a heritage railway in the north west region. You can find out more about Tornado at The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust website.

[Image credit: “Tornado” by David Nutter on Flickr]

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2 Responses to Modern steam locomotive “Tornado” visits Bury

  1. deadmanjones says:

    Anyone know how it’s getting from Barrow Hill to Bury and when?

  2. Rob says:

    sorry, can’t find a contact us section for this site, so posting this article here which you might want to turn into a new atricle

    The Bradford Telegraph & Argus are reporting that “Alliance Rail Holdings has published proposals for direct services every two hours between Bradford Interchange and London Euston via Manchester Victoria, Crewe and the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

    “Alliance, owned by Berlin-based Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s biggest transport companies, is holding talks with train manufacturers with a view to building a fleet of 140mph trains to operate the services.

    ““Subject to the proposal being accepted by the ORR, it is planned to begin the roll out of new services on the WCML from December 2013, with ECML services and Pennine services following soon after. ”

    See http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/8461994.Bradford_at_heart_of_huge_rail_shake_up_bid/

    and

    http://www.alliancerail.co.uk/alliancerailarticle.pdf

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