A few days ago I posted a picture taken at Rothley on the Great Central Steam Railway and included details of the major Steam Gala taking place, at which would be the "new build" A1 Pacific, Tornado, about which much has appeared in the media.
As it turned out I did not attend the gala but some of you asked to see a picture of it so these two were taken whilst it was standing in the locoshed a few days earller. Although it is not an action shot you get some idea of the size of the machine, the driving wheels are 6f eet+ in size I understand.
The locomotive left the GCR on 15th.October headed for the National Railway Museum at York for painting and final finishing off.
A very good You Tube video of the loco in action is available at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=YoU5M4k0vtM
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