This week features Tornado which unfortunately is not planned to come along the sea wall this year.

Tornado’s History.

The A1 class of 4-6-2 Pacific locomotives totaled 49 in number and were ordered by the LNER but built after nationalisation by BR in 1948/9.

Arthur H Peppercorn, the Chief Mechanical Engineer improved on his predecessor Edward Thompson’s original design by increasing the grate area in the firebox to 50 sq ft