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Tornado passes through Brandon

Published: Monday 28th August 2017 at 21:30

Tornado passes through Brandon

The Tornado steam locomotive passed through Brandon twice today, Monday 28th August, as it took passengers on a return trip from London King's Cross to Great Yarmouth.

Setting off from London just after 9am, it followed a route via Cambridge, Ely and Brandon on its way to the seaside town.

Allowing those travelling on board the train to enjoy the shops and sandy beaches, Tornado spent three hours at the resort before embarking on its return journey back to King's Cross.

The last of the renowned Peppercorn class 'A1' steam locomotives was scrapped in 1966 but a brand new 'A1', no. 60163 Tornado, was brought to life in Darlington and made its first public moves in steam in August 2008.

Fitted with additional water capacity and the latest railway safety electronics, Tornado is fully equipped for today's main line railway and offers tours across the country.

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