May 30, 2009
photos of Tornado locomotive steaming through Highbridge
first main line steam engine to be built in Britain for 50 years
steamed through Highbridge on Saturday (May 30th).
Tornado locomotive visited the West Country for the first time,
with its £3m engine hauling several Severn Coast Express
crowd of people gathered at Highbridge Railway Station on Saturday
afternoon to watch it pass by.
them were Burnham-On-Sea.com forum members Rib Eye Steak, Nuuk
and TrunkerThree, who posted these superb images of the train
on the website.
February, the 170-tonne Tornado made its first long-distance passenger
trip to London and it was later officially named by the Prince
1990, the Darlington-based charity A1 Steam Locomotive Trust started
the campaign to build a new operational steam train for the East
Coast line, which resulted in the new engine. It will run on the
West Somerset Railway for the first two weeks of June.