Steam locomotive ‘A1’ No. 60163 ‘Tornado’ will be in Darlington this Sunday as it heads from Middlesborough to Shildon.
Tornado is hauling a Private Charter this Sunday.
Departing York NRM at 09:15, the ECS movement (which may be hauled by a diesel locomotive, or with Tornado running tender first) will then pass through York (09:25), Thirsk (10:08), Yarm (10:35) and Middlesborough at 11:03 and 11:34.
Once passengers have boarded the train at Middlesborough, Tornado will depart at 11:40 and will then pass through Thornaby (11:46), Eaglescliffe (11:58), Dinsdale (12:06), Darlington (12:14), North Road (12:32), Heighinton (14:15), Newton Aycliffe (14:18) and Shildon at 14:26.
Once passengers have disembarked, the ECS, which again may feature a diesel locomotive or tender-first running throughout or part of its journey, will depart Shildon at 14:55 and will then pass through Darlington (15:20), Yarm (16:18), Thirsk (16:41), York (17:12) and York NRM at 17:32.
These above timings in brackets are approximate. Please click the links below, which tracks the train throughout the day to keep you up to date on when it will pass through your local station.
If you head out to see 60163 Tornado on its way from York to Shildon and return, then please follow all Government guidance regarding social distancing and pubic transport use. If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, give this movement a miss and follow isolation guidance.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
- ECS: 5Z63 0915 York N.R.M. to Middlesbrough
- 1Z63 1140 Middlesbrough to Shildon
- ECS: 5Z64 1455 Shildon to York N.R.M.
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As always, please respect the dangers of the railway. Please do not trespass on the railway to see this iconic locomotive – stay to public access spots!
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