First scheduled steam train service used by 5,500 people [BBC News]





Date: 19/02/2017

More than 5,000 people travelled on the first timetabled steam train service on the Settle to Carlisle railway line in 50 years, Northern Rail has said. Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, pulled 12 Northern services over three days from 14 -16 February. The company described the event as 'a remarkable success' and has not ruled out running similar services again. It was part of celebrations to mark the upcoming reopening of the line after landslides closed a long stretch.


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Steam train service used by 5,500 people
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Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, pulled 12 Northern services over three days.