Saturday, 2 November 2019

Tornado railtour to Blackpool North

The Illuminati railtour ready to leave Blackpool North behind Tornado

West Coast Railways in conjunction with the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust operated a railtour from Birmingham to Blackpool Illuminations on 2nd November called 'The Illuminati". The train was hauled from Birmingham to Preston by Peppercorn A1 Pacific 60163 Tornado, with a diesel locomotive taking over at Preston so that Tornado could be turned around ready for the return trip. Shortly after 7pm Tornado departed from Blackpool North with the railtour for the return journey to Birmingham New Street.

A1 Pacific 60163 Tornado waiting for the off at Blackpool North

Tornado letting off steam at Blackpool North station

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