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A1 Tornado at Peterborough 4th April 2012

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Tornado into platform 2 at Peterborough on Wednesday the 4th April  2012
Tornado into platform 2 at Peterborough on Wednesday the 4th April 2012
A1 4-6-2 number 60163 Tornado was in platform 2 at Peterborough station on Wednesday the 4th of April 2012. Its train was a "The Cathedrals Express" which was to booked to start from Peterborough and go to Salisbury and return that night with Tornado.
The steam locomotive together with the ECS and a class 67 diesel  locomotive had come from London that morning at around 6-30am and gone into Westwood Yard. It was still dark and raining heavy then, so I did not get up to see it. It was then got ready. It was booked to leave Westwood Yard at 8:47am to then get into platform 2 at Peterborough station at 8:50am.
Tornado was then was booked to leave with its passengers for the trip to Salisbury at 8:54am. It was a very dull morning with rain, unlike the week be for when it was a very hot  and very bright day.
Its started to rain just as a hose pipe ban was just starting!
This LNER Peppercorn Class A1 number 60163 Tornado is a new build locomotive. It was built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust at Darlington and was only completed in 2008. It was now painted in dark green and has just had its British Railways loin on the wheel emblem changed on its tender for the later British Railways one. You can see this in the video.
The Video below is of 60163 Tornado at Peterborough  on 4/4/2012
This video can be in seen in 720HDfor those of you who have a fast connection. For those of you who have a faster connection the 1080 HD setting can also be used, but this all but a pipe dream for most of us. Hopefully we shall all soon have a very fast connection!
You can also view this video in the full screen. Use the button on right of the video. To return from full screen press the same button.
Tornado on the 29th of March 2012
Tornado on the 29th of March 2012
Tornado had visited Peterborough on the 29th of March 2012 with THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS from London Kings Cross to York  and return.  I was on the wrong platform thinking it was going to use platform 4 when it used platform 5 instead.
 Note we still had platform ramps and the building behind are now houses.
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