61306 "Mayflower" // Credit Alan Wilson

The Nene Valley Railway (NVR) has announced that B1 No. 61306 “Mayflower” will take part in this years “Tornado 10” event.

Tornado 10 Event

A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby
A1 No. 60163 Tornado stands at Skipton ready to depart for Appleby

The event is to celebrate 10 years since new build Peppercorn A1 No. 60163 “Tornado” was completed, as well as the many achievements Tornado has gained, including running up to speeds of 100MPH.

The dates for the event are Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th, and Monday 7th of May.

The Tornado 10 event will be added to the RailAdvent’s Events Calendar soon.

61306 “Mayflower”

61306 Mayflower has visited the NVR before, being last seen on the Line in 2005. 61306 will also appear in the same Livery as Tornado, wearing LNER Apple Green with BR Numbering and “British Railways” written on the Tender sides.

This will make the event even more special, being the perfect opportunity to take some photos of both engines Double-Heading Trains!

Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.


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