Settle-Carlisle line: Tornado powers 12 scheduled services [BBC News]





Date: 14/02/2017

Timetabled services on a world-famous railway line have been powered by steam for the first time in decades. Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, will pull 12 Northern services on the Settle-Carlisle line over three consecutive days. It is part of celebrations to mark the upcoming reopening of the line after landslides closed a long stretch.


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Steam train takes over on Northern line
Ribblehead viaduct

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The return to steam power is part of the celebrations to mark the full reopening of the line after landslip damage.

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