Selside Tornado

Saint Valentine’s day, and the steam, rail car replacement service, on the S&C, makes its debut. Like a great many others I went to see the first of the North bound runs, on which the engine is chimney first.

What a difference a hundred yards make – looming out of the mist A1 class 4-6-2 No.60163 Tornado with the morning run, of the Northern Rail / A1 Steam Locomotive Trust Plandampf, between Skipton and Appleby. The saving grace, if there is one, is it tones down the livery on the Northern Rail stock and I’ve managed not to get the Box on the other end.

In between the approach shot and this passing shot is another day, seemingly. Possibly another century, as it could be 1950 with that early livery and the Carmine and Cream stock /No.60163 Tornado’s support coach – in my dreams!!

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