Power of Tornado Dvd




The Story of the A1s.

The Building & First Main Line Runs of 60163 ‘Tornado’.

A New Pacific for a New Era.

The introduction of the A1s.

A history of the Peppercorn A1s from their introduction to the last days in service in the 1960s with archive film from the days of working steam.

Includes scenes at Darlington, Newcastle, the East Coast Main Line and Kings Cross.

The Start of an Era: The preservation era and first moves towards the building of a new A1.

The Return to Steam: The search for drawings.

The laying down of the new frames.

The first fabrication work on the new locomotive.

First steamings at Darlington.

This culminates in the first public trains on the Great Central Railway.

Testing on the Main Line: Operations from its base at the National Railway Museum.

In Passenger Service: Extensive coverage of the first main line passenger workings comprising; ‘The Peppercorn Pioneers’ from York to Newcastle and from Doncaster to Durham on the 31st of January and 1st of February 2009.

‘The Talisman’ of the 7th of February from Darlington to Kings Cross.

The first runs on the Southern on the 14th of February from Waterloo and Victoria.

A Royal Naming: Prince Charles naming ‘Tornado’ at York on the 19th of February and the Royal Train on the main line.

Approx. 78 minutes.

This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Transport Video Publishing (TVP).