The terrific Tornado set to steam in to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the UK’s fastest steam trains, Tornado, will be chuffing up and down the iconic North Yorkshire Moors Railway line from Saturday 3rd March to Sunday 11th March, and you don’t want to miss it!

The popular locomotive, which moved under its own power for the first time in 2008, is always a big hit wherever it goes, catching people’s eyes with its elegance and speed, reaching a staggering 100mph!

After 18 years of construction and fundraising, the £3million Tornado was completed in August 2008. It was named by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at York station on 19th February 2009. This train is so special that it was even the subject of the BBC documentary ‘Absolutely Chuffed: The Men Who Built a Steam Engine’ and featured in ‘The Race to the North’ on Top Gear.

Chris Price, General Manager at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “We’re very excited about the arrival of the iconic locomotive and are sure it will delight visitors travelling up and down our line.

“Over the years we’ve had many guest locomotives visit us and we expect Tornado to be one of the best yet. With its searing speed and fantastic recent history, it’s sure to be a head turner!”

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a non-profitable charitable trust providing memorable experiences for visitors and fulfilment for volunteers and staff through the operation of Britain’s most popular heritage railway between Whitby and Pickering.

  • The NYMR cares for operating and developing the railway we own from Pickering to Grosmont.
  • Operating over Network Rail from Grosmont to Whitby.
  • Provides a high quality, safe and authentic evocation of the steam age for the public.
  • Educational Charitable Trust. Providing education for all ages.
  • The NYMR is a fully accredited museum.

Pic: Philip Benham