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Steam engine Tornado trapped on North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Tornado
Image caption Tornado was the first steam engine built in Britain since the 1960s when it began operating in 2008

A historic steam locomotive is to be moved by road after it became trapped on a railway line following damage to a bridge.

Tornado was unable to leave the North Yorkshire Moors Railway after a bin lorry hit a bridge at Castleton Moor on Monday.

The locomotive will now be moved by low-loader on Wednesday.

It is due to attend an event at the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire on Friday.

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Network Rail said all services on the line had been suspended, with a replacement bus service operating between Middlesbrough and Battersby.

A spokesman added: "It is not known how long repairs will take".

British Transport Police said nobody was hurt in the incident.

The £3m locomotive is owned by a trust and was built by a group of rail enthusiasts in Darlington and Doncaster over a 18-year period.

When it entered service in 2008 it was the first steam engine to be built in Britain since the 1960s.

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