Ride behind Tornado on the NYMR – now booking for March

Some weeks back I had a little grumble about advertising a Christmas event for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, and now they are selling tickets for an event next March!  But their events do sell out so fast, so we won’t hold back. Here’s what they have to say:

Legendary locomotive, 60163 Tornado, will storm in the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in March of 2018. This stunning Peppercorn A1 Pacific class engine has been on a whirlwind of tours since she began moving under her own steam in 2008 and this year talent spotting teams were quick to select her to be used in the latest film about a friendly bear from deepest darkest Peru, ‘Paddington Bear 2’!

Tornado: photo courtesy of Wikipedia

You too can now travel on return journey from Grosmont to Pickering and back behind this 100mph locomotive, albeit at a much more sedate speed, through the stunning North York Moors National Park.

March 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11 2018

Fares from Adult £33 & Child £16.50 (mid-week), family discounts available. More details available on line, where you can also book except for family & Member tickets, which can only be booked by calling our Customer Service Team on 01751 472508

 With only 18 services in total, tickets are limited, don’t miss out, book today!

In case you’ve been away on the planet Zog, and wonder what all the fuss is about, Wikipedia tell us:

60163 Tornado is a main line coal-fired steam locomotive built in Darlington, England. Completed in 2008, Tornado was the first such locomotive built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Railways in 1960. It is the only example of an LNER Peppercorn Class A1 locomotive in existence, the entirety of the original production batch having been scrapped without preservation. As of April 2017, Tornado became the first steam locomotive to officially reach 100mph in over 50 years on British tracks.

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