Absolutely Chuffed - The Men who built a Steam Engine
On: BBC 4
Date: Thursday 16th October 2008
Time: 20:00 to 20:30
The Men Who Built A Steam Engine.
Documentary about the 18-year odyssey of a group of enthusiasts who set out to build a brand new mainline steam engine from scratch in 1990.
LNER Class A1 Peppercorn 60163 Tornado
Power type Steam
Designer Arthur Peppercorn (original designer)
Builder A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Build date 1994 - 2008
60163 Tornado is a new main line steam locomotive built in Darlington, England. It is the first such locomotive to be built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Rail, in 1960. Built to the LNER Peppercorn Class A1 design, but also to meet modern safety and certification standards, Tornado will be able to run on the UK rail network passenger main lines around the country, as well as on mainline connected heritage railways. The locomotive is named after the Panavia Tornado military jet. The locomotive was built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, a charitable trust founded in 1990, for the purposes of building Tornado, and possibly further locomotives.
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