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Old 02-14-2017, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default The romance of steam is back: Traditional locomotive hauls scheduled mainline service in Britain for the first time in 50 yea

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The A1 steam locomotive, Tornado, will pass over the 'Roof of England' on the Settle to Carlisle line
Organised by Northern Rail, Network Rail and the Friends of Settle and Carlisle, service runs until Thursday
Rail enthusiasts have snapped up almost all the reserved seats, around half of the 500 seats on each journey
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...-Carlisle.html


The romance of steam returns to Britain's railways for Valentine's
Day as a traditional locomotive hauls passengers on a scheduled
main line service for the first time in 50 years. The Peppercorn
class A1 steam locomotive, Tornado (pictured), passed over the
'Roof of England' on the famous Settle to Carlisle line, carrying
hundreds of steam enthusiasts



Hot stuff: The Tornado steam engine comes into Skipton station,
West Yorkshire, with dozens of cameras clicking away
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The train spotters must have been 20 deep. I'd have loved to see something like that & HEAR the steam whistle... not a whole lot more poignantly romantic sounding than that!
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Yes, via the British Postal Telegraph Service.
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