This week marks the fifth anniversary of Tornado's first foray into Scotland - Dee Davison
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 with a second presentation at 2.00pm if numbers require it. You can register here for all the Roadshows.
8th March – London - Register here!
Venue: The Drawing Room
Landmark Hotel (former British Rail HQ), 222 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ
22nd March – York
Venue: Duchess of Hamilton Suite
National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
5th April – Darlington
Venue: The Studio Room
The Dolphin Centre, Horse Market, Darlington, County Durham DL1 5RP
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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