Saturday, 20 June 2015

A1 Class Tornado Travels Scotland

The A1 class steam locomotive 'Tornado' is hauling rail tours in Scotland this month.

She was built by steam train enthusiasts in Darlington at a cost of £3m.

The original design was by Arthur H Peppercorn and forty-nine were built in the late forties by BR before being scrapped in the mid sixties.

Four tours are being run by Abellio ScotRail and yesterday was her Stirling to Inverness run.

So, a bit of chasing around the country to get a few images on a day that turned quite sunny was a lot of fun.

 Approaching Greenfaulds Station at Speed

Greenfaulds Station

Approaching Blackford 

At Blackford

Through Blackford 

Blackford Signal Box

Approaching Dunkeld & Birnam Station 

Tornado at Dunkeld & Birnam Station 

At Dunkeld & Birnam Station 

More images are available at - - better resolution and options to licence.