To build and operate a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive
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Two young enthusiasts record Tornado and Sir Nigel Gresley together at Didcot - Graham Langer

P2 Roadshows - the dates!

We are delighted to announce the following dates and venues for the P2 Roadshow. Booking details will follow but please ensure you have the dates in your diaries!

All presentations will start at 11.00am.  You can register here for all the Roadshows.

26th April – Edinburgh

Venue: Beauly Suite

The Balmoral, 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

17th May – Aberdeen

Venue: School of Engineering, Garthdee Campus

Robert Gordon University

In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition - to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific.  They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008.

This website tells the story of Tornado's construction, an amazing tale of cooperation, skill and sheer hard graft which defied the critics who said it could never be done.  The A1 Trust has over 2500 regular supporters (covenantors) who have all played some part, small or large, in guaranteeing that we have steam on the main line in the 21st Century.

Tornado is now fulfilling the dream, hauling specials on the mainline and giving joy to thousands of passengers and linesiders who want to witness the legend in action.  You can be part of this by travelling with us or by becoming a covenantor, helping us to raise the funds to keep the dream alive. 


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