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Tornado to pass through Chelford

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Tornado is a new Pacific steam locomotive built for main line and preserved railway use and it will pass through Chelford around 8.25 am on Saturday 23rd March heading up the 'Bard of Avon' rail tour between Manchester and Stratford-on-Avon

Tornado is a modern version of the 'A1" class of steam locomotives. The last of the renowned Peppercorn 'A1' steam locomotives was scrapped in 1966 and now a brand new 'A1', No. 60163 Tornado, has been brought to life.

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust - a registered charity - has built a completely new 'A1' to the original design and with the help of the latest technology. Fitted with additional water capacity and the latest railway safety electronics, Tornado is fully equipped for today's main line railway.

For more information about Tornado, click here

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