Created 30-Jun-12
Modified 30-Jun-12
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The main line steam schedules provided a 'golden hour' at York when Peppercorn A1 Pacific No 60163 Tornado would pause on its journey south with a Cathedrals Express from Durham, closely followed by Stanier Pacific No 46233 Duchess of Sutherland returning towards Tyseley after a Vintage Trains day out in Scarborough.
In the event, the Duchess was early, bringing its packed 12 coach train up the down Scarborough line into Platform 5. In the weird weather we are having, it was full dull at one moment, then glorious sunshine fell on the magnificent machine, then more dull as she set off on time.
Tornado was late leaving Durham and even later arriving at York, but she too had moments of beautiful sunshine, highlighting her elegant lines against an almost black sky just before she stormed away with her 14 coaches, remaining audible for many minutes as she strove to make up time.
A golden hour indeed, of two top line express steam engines, with their Brunswick green livery looking its best in the sunshine

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Trains
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:46233, 60163, Duchess of Sutherland, Tornado, York

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