60163 Tornado came to the rescue today at Doncaster as it helped move a broken-down locomotive out of the way.
Tornado was in Doncaster today as it was hauling a section of The North Briton from Doncaster to Carlisle (originating in London).
After the rare move, 60163 carried on its original plan, and headed to Carlisle, via Skipton and Ribblehead… albeit 120 minutes late.
60163 is Britains first new build locomotive since the steam days, being completed in 2008. On the other end of the scale, the Class 90s have been withdrawn from passenger service as they make way for the Azumas
This is certainly something you don’t see every day, and we would love to see your photos if you saw this!
If you missed The North Briton today, it is running next weekend too!
What do you think of this? Let us know in the comments below!
(Edited 29/09 to correct a typo on Tornado build date)
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