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LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 at Edinburgh Waverley Station

LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 at Edinburgh Waverley Station

LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' at Edinburgh Waverley Station 2015

London & North Eastern Railway/British Railways Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 'Tornado' at Edinburgh Waverley Station in 2015

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Peppercorn Class A1 was a type of express passenger steam locomotive. Forty-nine original Peppercorn Class A1s were built to the design of Arthur Peppercorn (who was the last Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London and North Eastern Railway) during the early British Railways era, but all were scrapped with the discontinuation of steam, with none of the original production run surviving into preservation. In 2008 a brand new 50th Peppercorn A1 locomotive, 60163 Tornado, was completed.

60163 Tornado is a mainline steam locomotive built in Darlington, England. Completed in 2008, Tornado was the first such locomotive built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Railways in 1960. It is the only example of an LNER Peppercorn Class A1 locomotive in existence, the entirety of the original production batch having been scrapped without preservation. The locomotive's namesake is the Panavia Tornado, a combat aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force.

Construction of Tornado began in 1994, and was based at Darlington Works for most of the project, while numerous components such as the boiler were manufactured elsewhere. The project was financed through fundraising initiatives such as public donations and sponsorship deals; further funding came from hiring out Tornado itself for special rail services. Construction was completed in 2008, and full certification of the locomotive was achieved in January 2009. Having been designed with compliance to modern safety and certification standards, Tornado has been conducting passenger services on the UK rail network and on mainline-connected heritage railways since 2008.
Date Photo Taken 2015
Uploaded 25/01/2016
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Diesel/Electric Loco Class Information for LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 at Edinburgh Waverley Station

Station Information for LNER/BR Peppercorn A1 Class 4-6-2 No. 60163 at Edinburgh Waverley Station


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