Saturday, 18 April 2009

The Tornado - latest built Steam Engine. UK.

Keen Photographers - waiting for the Tornado.
The Tornado - (click to find out more ) = Newest built Steam Engine. came through Grantham Lincs UK Saturday 18/04/09 .....(click photo to enlarge and enjoy) Tornado’s first departure from London King’s Cross took place on Saturday 18th April 2009 with the Yorkshire Pullman.
This name was first used on Monday 30th September 1935, and apart from the hiatus due to the Second World War, survived for some years after steam locomotives ceased to haul it. Originally starting at Harrogate and a regular Peppercorn class A1 turn south of Doncaster, the 2009 Yorkshire Pullman ran from London King’s Cross to York and back with Tornado hauling the luxurious VSOE British Pullman train.

Info from = Travel with Tornado - Diary of Main Line Tours Click to see future Tours.

Closeup of one of the Yorkshire Pullman coaches.


23 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

So interesting post!
Amazing picture of "The Tornado"!I really would love to be there!
Thanks Imac!
Léia

fishing guy said...

Mac: What a neat train, you can really see a steam engine come down the line.

yesbuts said...

If I had known I would have gone to Kings Cross to see it - just love steam,the sound and smell.

ancient one said...

Next to boats and water... I guess I like trains...

Babooshka said...

I missed out age wise on steam engines, but they are so much better looking than modern trains.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great posting Imac... I have seen this being built on the TV... I would have liked to have been there, not just to see it but also hear and smell it. I have always like them...

Tom

ANNA-LYS said...

Big steamy power, like an pre-historical ruttish mamut
opps a Freudian Slip of the Tongue
I meant on a historical route ;-)

ANNA-LYS said...

Whom is that in the window?

Pouty Lips said...

I love the last photo with the woman stopping to gaze out the window with that surprised look. I enjoyed the series.

Gail's Man said...

I saw the documentary on tv before Christmas. No idea that it's now up and running. You're one lucky guy to see if first hand. I guess it sadly won't be passing through Nottingham Station.

david mcmahon said...

Very informative post. Steam trains hold a special fascination for most people!

Salty said...

Cool! This is a first class ride!

Lew said...

Great shot of that grand old way to travel! I'm sure the carbonites will be up in arms about the CO2 this engine puts out. As to the squirrel sharing, there are plenty of acorrns left from last years crop and the other squirrels seem to be getting their share.

RuneE said...

2009???? New??? Impressive ton the nth degree. I would have loved a trip with that one!

Helen T said...

Great shots, better than mine! But it was quite an experience, and great to show our daughter. Mine's on my blog, but looks very blurry in comparison!

Kitty said...

Oh lucky you for getting to see it in action! Now why can't they build all trains like that, I wonder? It just looks wonderful. Great picture behind the title, too.

Gattina said...

That must have been quite an event !

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello again!
The last picture is sooo chic!
Many thanks for sharing!
Have a nice Sunday!
Léia

Denise said...

How wonderful, I would love to ride on one. Your photos captured it perfectly. Brings back memories of running to stand on the old wooden bridge for the train to come under it, so that we could be enveloped by the steam. Great memories!

Craver Vii said...

My, my, my, but that gent on the far left is straddling that fence rather precariously, isn't he? I hope his feet were sure and ankles strong.

You know, my wife would probably never go on a luxury ocean ship, but I'll bet I could get her on a luxury train. I'll file that thought away for some day if I could scrape up some extra cash.

Catherine said...

Nice Post Imac! I like that they named it Tornado! Love the last capture, I imagine it is beautiful inside as well from what we can see through the windows!
Cat

George said...

How wonderful that a new steam engine was built, that's its in use, and that you got to see it. Great pictures!

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