Pathfinder announces triple dose of Tornado trips

A TRIO of Bristol-based trains hauled by Peppercorn ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado has been announced by Pathfinder Tours.

The new-build ‘Pacific’ has added the tours to its itinerary as it gets set for a return to the main line on February 9’s ‘North Briton’ from Leicester to Carlisle.

No. 60163 visited Barrow Hill for repairs to a distorted motion pin on its left hand combination lever, discovered during a main line test run on January 15. Two days later, it was stabled on the depot turntable awaiting attention and recertification. BEN JONES

‘The Summer Cornishman’ on June 23 is a midsummer day out to the far west, starting from Bristol Temple Meads and picking up at stations through to Exeter St David’s.

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After tackling the Devon banks and the switchback main line through Cornwall, the train will stop at Par, where a range of optional off-train excursions is available.

Read more in the February 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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