The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust Tornado - New Peppercorn Class A1, 2008 onwards (Paperback)

An insight into the construction, maintenance and operation of the first new main line steam locomotive built in Britain since 1960 (Owners' Workshop Manual)

By Geoff Smith

Haynes Publishing UK, 9780857338488, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2015

List Price: 21.95*
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This is a Haynes Manual with a difference. Published in association with The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, it explains the construction, operation and maintenance of 60163 Tornado, the new steam locomotive that attracts huge crowds wherever it appears. Based on the LNER Peppercorn Class A1 design, of which 49 were originally built but eventually all scrapped, Tornado is a magnificent and fully operational replica that is totally faithful to the original Peppercorn A1s in all respects except for modernisation to suit today's safety requirements. This manual about a unique steam locomotive will fascinate all railway enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate British engineering excellence.

About the Author

Geoff Smith, a retired engineer, serves on the committee of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.