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Paddington 2 NYMR

3:31pm 14th November 2017
(Updated 3:35pm 14th November 2017)

Paddington 2 features one of the UK’s fastest steam locomotives, Tornado.

That same steam engine will be at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Saturday 3rd March – Sunday 11th March 2018.

VIDEO - Tornado in action at Skipton

 

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The incredible locomotive, which plays a starring role in the film, is sure to catch people’s eyes with its elegance and speed, reaching a staggering 100mph in 2017

One of the nation’s favourite bears, Paddington, experienced it first hand, and you can too!

For more information about NYMR, or to book tickets, visit www.nymr.co.uk

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, a registered charity, built Peppercorn class A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado, named after the RAF aircraft, at its Darlington Locomotive Works.

After 18 years of construction and fundraising the £3 million locomotive was completed in August 2008. Tornado was named by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at York station on 19th February 2009.

Frequently headlined in the press and on TV and radio, Tornado has been the subject of a number of BBC documentaries and featured in ‘The Race to the North’ on Top Gear and big screen hit ‘Paddington 2’.

100mph Record

Whilst undertaking test runs in connection with raising its permitted maximum speed, No. 60163 Tornado reached 100mph during trials conducted on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Doncaster and Newcastle.

It has always been the intention to run Tornado at speeds up to 90mph to better fit in with other trains on the busy UK rail network.

In connection with testing for future 90mph operations the locomotive was rigged with diagnostic measurement equipment and operated up to 100mph during controlled testing in the early hours of Wednesday 12th April 2017.

The tests were observed and monitored by various rail industry engineers and certification bodies.

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