Steam Special – West Cumbrian Coast Line and Carlisle Settle Line

14th April 2010 – LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado
 
On wednesday 14th April people in Cumbria were treated to a special event, when the 60163 Tornado steam locomotive travelled along the Cumbrian coast line via Barrow-in-Furness and Whitehaven to Carlisle, then over the Carlisle to Settle line, before returning to its starting point at Crewe.
 
60163 Tornado, is a a main-line steam locomotive built 1994-2008 in Darlington, and the first such locomotive built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, in 1960.
 
We invited anyone who took pictures  to send us copies for this page.
 

The Tornado passes the Duddon Estuary near Green Road Station.

The Tornado passes the Duddon Estuary near Green Road Station. Photo by Steve Proctor.

 
The Tornado racing through Ravenglass.

The Tornado racing through Ravenglass. Photo by Julian Thurgood

 
The Tornado at Carlisle.

The Tornado at Carlisle. Photo by Julian Thurgood

 
The Tornado crossing Ribblehead viaduct.

Crossing Ribblehead viaduct. Photo by Diane Stevenson.

 
The Tornado at Ribblehead Viaduct.

The Tornado at Ribblehead Viaduct. Photo by Julian Thurgood

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