THE TERRIFIC Tornado set to steam in to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) next year.

One of the UK’s fastest steam trains, Tornado, will be travelling up and down the NYMR line from Saturday, March 3, March to Sunday, March, 11.

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 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 February 19 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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