Locomotive 60163 Tornado is heading to the SVR
The SVR and The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust are pleased to announce that LNER-design Peppercorn A1 Pacific No. 60163 ‘Tornado’ is to visit the SVR in November, between two West Midlands-originating railtours. ‘Tornado’ will be available for SVR use on 9, 10, 17 and 24 November, hauling the SVR’s historic rake of teak coaches. For more details, please see the SVR website.
Tornado’s previous visits were in 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2018. The 2016 visit coincided with the now-famous 'Pacific Power' event, the first meeting with LNER A1 60103 Flying Scotsman, an event over 15,000 visitors to the SVR. The photograph below is from Simon Taylor on 24 September 2016, from that event.
The two railtours are:
Saturday 2 November – ‘The Illuminati’ – Birmingham to Blackpool Illuminations – bookings through Tornado Railtours
Saturday 7 December – ‘The Christmas Bath and Bristol Express’ – Wolverhampton to Bath and Bristol Christmas Markets – bookings through Tornado Railtours