Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
60163 Tornado in 2010
34067 Tangmere in 2011
GWR Hall 4936 Kinlet Hall in 2011
LNER A4 4492 Dominion of New Zealand in 2011
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60163 Tornado at Peterborough in 2010
A1 4-6-2 number 60163 Tornado in platform 5 at Peterborough station on Thursday 25th November 2010.This train was a "The Cathedrals Express" from Kings Cross to York.
LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado
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 completed in 2008 at a cost of about three millon pounds which was paid for by the members of the trust.
All of the 49 Peppercorn locomotives were scrapped before any could be saved.
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust members decided to make it the 50th A1. They then gave it the next number and gave it the name of the Tornado jet aircraft. It is painted in the colours it would have had if it had been built in 1949 with full British Railways name on the tender. It has now been painted (May 2011) in BR dark green with the Loin on the wheel British Railways logo on the tender, as this was its next colour an A1 would have been painted in.
It has been built as new build, with all the paper work now required to meet the modern safety and certification standards, that all new trains that run on the main line network require today.
34067 Tangmere at Peterborough in 2011
"The Cathedrals Express" with SR Light Pacific Class 4-6-2 number 34067 Tangmere on the down fast at Peterborough station on the 13th April 2011 looking in fine shape with lots of steam.
This train "The Cathedrals Express" was steam hauled from Basinsgtoke to Lincoln. It was booked for steam from Lincoln on the return leg to Basingstoke. Tangmere was failed at Conington at its water stop on the return leg. The train was then diesel hauled for the rest of the trip to Basingstoke. Tanmere was then left at Conington for about two days befor it was towed home by a diesel.
GWR Hall 4936 Kinlet Hall Movment in 2011
Great Western Railway Kinlet Hall 4936 in platform 5 light engine in August 2011
LNER A4 4492 Dominion of New Zealand at Peterborough in 2011
LNER A4 4-6-2 number 4492 Dominion of New Zealand though platform 5 at Peterborough station on April 16th 2011. This train was The Railway Touring Companys "The Great Britain 1V". Day one of which was from Kings Cross to York with this engine and then with another LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley from York to Edinburgh.
The twin tenders give the game away; this is in fact LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 number 60019 Bittern. This has now been repainted from its BR dark green to LNER blue as LNER 4492 Dominion of New Zealand. Note the covers over the wheels or valance as they are called which were fitted when new in 1938. These have a stainless steel trim. The numbers are also stainless steel.
The valances were removed from all the A4s during the 2nd World War to help fitters see the motion and get at oiling points be hind them better during the black outs. They were never put back after the War.
Page updated 13/5/2020