The Great Central Railway (GCR) has announced running days where visitors can ride behind new build steam locomotive London and North Eastern Railway designed Peppercorn A1 Class No.60163 “Tornado”.
“Tornado” has been moved to the GCR recently following withdrawal from mainline services after wheel flats were detected in a Fitness To Run (FTR) examination.
On hire to the GCR, 60163 will be appearing on a number days hauling a variety of trains, which includes:
The Master Cutler
Taking place on Friday 7th and Friday 14th of January, passengers enjoy a five course meal and while travelling along the GCR behind “Tornado”, passing and stopping over the beautiful Swithland viaduct with views of Charnwood Forest.
For more information or to book your seat, please click here.
Working alongside members of GCR home fleet, you can ride behind 60163 for three round trips at standard 2022 fare prices on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of January 2022.
Fancy adding to the experience, why not enjoy a Afternoon Tea. For more information or to book your seat, please click here.
Fish and Chip Trains
Who can say no to a Fish and Chips dinner on a Saturday, especially while travelling behind “Tornado”! Sounds like the perfect night, you can book your space on Saturday 8th or Saturday 15th of January 2022 train and find out more information please click here.
East Coast Weekend
Want to experience the atmosphere of the East Coast Mainline in Early to Mid 1960s? Why not come along to GCR’s East Coast Weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of January 2022.
With “Tornado” working along British Railways (BR) Standard Class 5 No.73156, British Rail Class 55 ‘Deltic’ No. 55019 “Royal Highland Fusilier” and a diesel railcar recreating the 1960s environment. For more information or to book your tickets now, please click here.
With “Tornado” due to undergo overhaul, the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is looking for support towards the overhaul of 60163 to ensure the engine can run in the long-term, please consider donating towards the Trust’s ‘The Overhaul Club’ here.
For more information to support the Great Central Railway (GCR), please visit their website here.
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