Tornado for North York Moors line next March

PEPPERCORN ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado will be making a return foray to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in March.

It will work a seven-date stint as part of a now annual visit by a high-profile locomotive.

Peppercorn ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado climbs towards Garsdale with Northern’s 10.44 Skipton-Appleby service on February 14. GEOFF GRIFFITHS

The visit of the celebrity Pacific follows the precedent set by Flying Scotsman in March 2015, when the NYMR promoted a week of advance-sale tickets for travel behind the world-famous
Gresley ‘A3’.

It was a huge commercial success, helping the railway turn over £500,000, of which £370,000 was surplus. The success was repeated this year, with LMS 4-6-0 No. 46100 Royal Scot netting a £100,000 surplus.

Tornado will be in operation on March 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11, and is expected to work three round trips between Pickering and Grosmont each day.

All trains will be pre-book only, with details of ticket sales being made available soon on the NYMR’s website.

The RM understands the ‘A1’ will work a Mk1 rake during its visit and will not be paired with the railway’s LNER teak set.

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