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The Ebor Flyer

Saturday 14 April 2018

This tour is fully booked, please call the office to be added to the waiting list.

Join Tornado on her first 90mph railtour!

Following a successful test run in April 2017, when Tornado reached a top speed of 100mph, passengers are now invited to join the locomotive on ‘The Ebor Flyer’. This will be the first public train when Tornado will be authorised to operate at speeds up to 90mph on the East Coast Main Line. The destination for this exciting excursion is York, where passengers will have up to four hours to enjoy the sights and sounds of this fascinating and historic city. This is one train not to be missed!

Recreating the glory days of express steam travel, this train will follow the LNER route out of the capital heading north to collect passengers from the popular M25 railhead of Potters Bar, before roaring onwards past the historic rail hub of Doncaster to York.

Passengers visiting York can take time to explore the city centre with the historic Minster and Shambles, or enjoy the many riverside bars and eateries. For a real rail adventure, The National Railway Museum stands close to York station and passengers may wish to visit the steam giants of the past.

Steam hauled throughout, the return journey promises to be as thrilling as the outward. On the route south passengers can be assured of a swift journey as the train travels down Stoke Bank, the location where Mallard broke the world steam speed record of 126mph in 1938.

Tickets for this train are expected to sell quickly and passengers are advised to book early to ensure their place on the first 90mph Tornado railtour.

This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.

London King's Cross08.1521.00
Potters Bar (for M25)08.4020.40