Extended Tornado visit for the East Lancashire Railway

Tornado - on her first and most recent visit to the ELR in 2010
New-build No. 60163 returns to the ELR this spring for first time in 8 years
Published Fri, 2018-01-05 12:58

The Peppercorn Class A1 loco will be visiting the railway for a total of 5 days from March 29 - April 2 as part of the engine's 10th birthday celebrations.  

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Tornado - on her first and most recent visit to the ELR in 2010 © Creative Commons Licence

During Tornado's visit the ELR will be running up to four full line services a day along the Lancashire heritage railway's 12-mile line, with visitor numbers expected to be particularly high. The already iconic new-build engine, which was completed in 2008, has not visited the ELR since 2010. 

Tickets for the event are already on sale and are expected to sell quickly. Tickets are valid for one round trip behind Tornado in your pre-booked seats and for unlimited travel on other services the same day. For more information on the event please visit the East Lancashire Railway website. 

As part of Tornado's 10th birthday celebrations, the locomotive will also be running a number of exclusive luxury charters up and down the country using the ‘Royal Scotsman’ carriages as well as a number of other steam tours throughout the year.

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