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Tornado - the 100mph Steam Engine

The new A1 class steam engine Tornado, financed by enthusiasts, tries to achieve 100mph on the main line. The secret speed attempt will be made in the dead of night.

The new A1 class steam engine Tornado tries to achieve 100mph on the main line. The secret speed attempt will be made in the dead of night. If it tops the ton it will be the first time in 50 years that steam has gone this fast. Tornado was built over two decades and financed by enthusiasts who want to show steam has a viable future on Britain's railways.

29 minutes

Last on

Thu 17 Sep 2020 23:10

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Tom Ingall
Executive Producer Nicola Addyman
Narrator Tom Ingall

Broadcasts

  • Mon 15 May 2017 19:30
  • Mon 7 Aug 2017 20:00
  • Tue 8 Aug 2017 01:00
  • Tue 13 Feb 2018 22:30
  • Mon 23 Sep 2019 22:00
  • Thu 17 Sep 2020 23:10

BBC Four Steam Railways Collection

BBC Four Steam Railways Collection

Archive programmes celebrating Britain’s extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.