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The Tornado Gallery

Images taken of Tornado operating in the Taunton area.

10th September 2017
Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' departs Taunton in vociferous style at the head of 1Z27 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear via Bath & Westbury on Sunday 10th September 2017, hauling the 'Torbay Express'. This was by far one of the best departures of Tornado from Taunton which has been seen in recent years, an incredible show of power.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


10th September 2017
Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' is pictured passing Bathpool as it approaches Taunton with the 'Torbay Express' on Sunday 10th September 2017 as the 1Z27 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear (for Dartmouth) via Bath & Westbury.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


23rd July 2017
LNER A1 Pacific No. 60163 'Tornado' ‘Tornado' visited the South West on Sunday 23rd July 2017 with one of the popular ‘Torbay Express' charters. The steam locomotive is pictured in the evening light at Cogload Junction returning north hauling the 1Z28 17:50 Kingswear – Bristol Temple Meads
(Photo: Adam Snow)


23rd July 2017
Sunday 23rd July 2017 saw the 'Torbay Express' operate under inclement summer weather conditions. LNER A1 No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' rounds the curve at the end of Silk Mills yard heading for Norton Fitzwarren as the train speeds south for a day on the rather damp Cornish Riviera, whilst en route with 1Z27 09:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear.
(Photo: Jamie Waters)


23rd July 2017
Sunday 23rd July 2017 saw the 'Torbay Express' operate under inclement summer weather conditions. LNER A1 No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' departs from Taunton on completion of the booked water stop whilst en route with 1Z27 09:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear as the heavy showers pass through.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


29th May 2017
Monday 29th May 2017 saw more LNER action on former GWR territory, when A1 Pacific No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Tornado' hauled 'The Cornishman' from London Paddington to Penzance. The steam locomotive just beat the rain to the area and is seen passing Cogload Junction hauling the 1Z63 08:02 London Paddington to Penzance charter. Tornado will be spending a summer break at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway over the coming week, and the tour was returned to London by DB Cargo diesel locomotive Class 59/2 No.59202 which was equally rare traction for the return trip.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


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