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Tornado into Quorn and Woodhouse station in grey primer

The then still very new build A1 locomotive 60163 Tornado, which was yet to be named, comes into Quorn and Woodhouse railway station, with a A1 steam locomotive Trust headboard, at the Great Central Railway on the 7th of July 2008


Tornado at Quorn and Woodhouse in grey primer unnamed

60163 Tornado which was yet to be named when at Quorn and Woodhouse and was still very clean and new

Tornado was run in at the Great Central Railway. It needed to get so many miles of running in befor it could be passed to go out onto the mainlines. After it was passed OK, it was painted in the early British Railways light green with British Railways in full on the tender and was then named in York station by Prince Charles who named this fine new steam locomotive Tornado.

This event had some very full trains, on the trains with Tornado.

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Pages on the Great Central Railway 7th July 2008
page 1on 7th July 2008 at the            GCR

A1 locomotive 60163 Tornado in grey

Page 2 on the 7th July 2008 at            the GCR

Leander at the GCR on the 7th of July 2008

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