Take a tour with the UK’s only new-build mainline steam locomotive in its 10th anniversary year.
Book your tickets to travel with Tornado and be a part of this iconic locomotive’s history.
All of our railtours provide a nostalgic journey back in time, where passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery as plumes of steam drift past the windows, and the locomotive’s whistle can be heard.
‘The Bard of Avon’
Join Tornado on her first railtour from Manchester Piccadilly, through the beautiful Cheshire and Shropshire countryside, headed for Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon.
Saturday, August 18
Picking up passengers at Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe and Shrewsbury.
‘The Canterbury Tale’
‘The Canterbury Tale’ promises to be a wonderful day trip; not only visiting one of the country’s most historic cities, where the sights and sounds of old England can be enjoyed, but also the beautiful journey will take the train along the foot of the iconic White Cliffs, providing passengers with stunning views of the Kent coast.
Bank Holiday Monday, August 27
Picking up passengers at Peterborough, St Neots, Stevenage, Potters Bar and Finsbury Park.
Take a day out at the sea side visiting the naval city of Plymouth, travelling via Brunel’s iconic sea wall, where the railway runs along the coast weaving between the beaches, through tunnels under cliffs and past the deck chairs and the ice cream vendors.
Then travel over the South Devon Banks, where Tornado will be working close to its maximum.
Saturday, September 8
Picking up passengers at Birmingham Snow Hill, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Worcester and Bristol Temple Meads.
‘The Ynys Môn Express’
Promising a wonderful day out to North Wales, with options to explore all that this area has to offer – from mountain scenery, to seascapes and medieval castles, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone on this railtour.
Options to visit Llandudno, the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, Caernarfon and Holyhead.
Saturday, September 29
Picking up passengers at Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Uttoxeter and Stoke-on-Trent.
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