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Tornado : new Peppercorn Class A1 locomotive, 2008 onwards : owners' workshop manual : an insight into the construction, maintenance and operation of the first new main line steam locomotive built in Britain since 1960 / Geoff Smith.

By: Smith, Geoff.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Haynes owners workshop manual series: Publisher: Sparkford : Haynes, 2011Description: 154 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844259892 (hbk.); 1844259897 (hbk.).Other title: A1 steam locomotive trust Tornado.Subject(s): Tornado (Steam locomotive) | Class A1 (Steam locomotives) | Steam locomotives -- Great BritainDDC classification:
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This is a manual about the construction of 60163 Tornado, the new steam locomotive that has been making its first public runs in recent months. The locomotive has been built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, a charitable trust founded in 1990 to build Tornado and possibly further locomotives. Tornado was conceived as an evolution of the LNER Peppercorn Class A1 class, incorporating improvements likely had steam continued, and changes for cost, safety, manufacturing and operational benefits, while replicating the original design's sound and appearance. Tornado, completely new-built, is considered the 50th Peppercorn A1, numbered next in the class after 60162, Saint Johnstoun, built in 1949. The 49 original Peppercorn A1s were built in Doncaster and Darlington for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). Tornado was built in the trust's Darlington works. The original 49 locomotives were scrapped by 1966 after an average service of 15 years. None survived into preservation, and Tornado fills a gap in the classes of restored steam locomotives that used to operate on the East Coast Main Line.

Includes index.

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