Steam train rolls back into action

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults.  Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11
The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11
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EAGER trainspotters were given a treat as a new £3 million steam locomotive pulled into Scarborough.

‘Tornado’ performed two test runs from York to Scarborough and back following her extended winter maintenance period at the National Railway Museum in York.

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults.  Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11

The locomotive, which was completed in August 2008, will next be visiting the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arriving on May 25 and staying until June 5.

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, a registered charity, built Peppercorn class A1 Pacific 60163 Tornado, named after the RAF aircraft, at its Darlington Locomotive Works.

The class A1s were designed by Arthur H Peppercorn for the London&North Eastern Railway. However, following the dieselisation of the railways, all were scrapped by 1966.

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults.  Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults.  Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11

The Tornado made a welcome return to Scarborough during testing despiote being over an hour late arriving due to mechanical faults. Picture Dave Kettlewell. 112027'18/05/11