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The Tornado Story: From Dream to Steam

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In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition – to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific steam locomotive.

Date and Time

20 March 2014 - 18:30-20:00

Location

Cambridge, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Jointly organised by the Cambridge and Cambridge local networks.


About this event

In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition – to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific steam locomotive. They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008.

Rob’s talk will tell the story of Tornado’s construction, and recent operations, an amazing tale of cooperation, skill and sheer hard graft which defied the critics who said it could never be done. The A1 Trust has over 2500 regular supporters (covenantors) who have all played some part, small or large, in guaranteeing that we have steam on the main line in the 21st Century.

Programme

Speaker: Rob Morland BSc (Hons) CEng, FIET, Director Electricals, A1 Steam Locomotive Trust

Additional information

Tea is served from 6pm



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