Created 7-Jun-11
Modified 7-Jun-11
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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.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Trains
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:60163, A1, Moors, NYMR, North, Railway, Tornado, York

At 9 am, A1 4-6-2 No 60163 Tornado comes off shed into Grosmont stationNo 60163 pulls its stock into the platform at GrosmontNo 60163 Tornado at the head of the 9.30 am from GrosmontNo 60163 Tornado awaits departure from GrosmontNo 60163 Tornado has arrived under the new overall roof at PickeringNo 60163 Tornado pulls out from Pickering station to run round its trainA classic view of an English country station - GoathlandBR 2-6-4T No 80072 enters Goathland station with a train of vintage stockNo 80072 is at Goathland with the vintage trainNo 60163 Tornado climbs the grade into Goathland stationNo 60163 Tornado climbs the grade into Goathland stationNo 60163 Tornado climbs the grade into Goathland stationNo 60163 Tornado is at Goathland stationNo 60163 Tornado is at Goathland stationNo 60163 Tornado departs Goathland station for PickeringNo 60163 Tornado departs Goathland station for PickeringNo 60163 Tornado departs Goathland station for PickeringNo 80072 arrives at Goathland with the vintage trainBlack Five 4-6-0 No 45407 arrives at Goathland with a train from WhitbyBlack Five 4-6-0 No 45212 is at Grosmont