On the May Bank Holiday weekend, the long wait for Tornado's return to passenger service was at an end. Its winter overhaul was prolonged by the need for its boiler to be returned to Meiningen, Germany for repairs, and the current refusal of West Coast Railway Company to operate the locomotive caused further havoc to its planned main line schedules. The beneficiary of these woes was the North York Moors Railway, who ran Tornado during the Bank Holiday week.
The Monday was cold, wet and misty but this did not detract from Tornado's noisy mastery of the challenging gradients from Grosmont to Pickering and back. I hope my next encounter with Tornado will be in sunshine, when the full richness of her splendid new coat of BR Brunswick green will be seen in all its glory.
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Keywords:60163, A1, Moors, NYMR, North, Railway, Tornado, York