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By fentiger    
In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition - to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific. They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008. Tornado is now fulfilling the dream, hauling specials on the mainline and giving joy to thousands of passengers and linesiders who want to witness the legend in action.

In this image it is seen at the Nene Valley Railway.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Monochrome Sepia Steam engine Tornado Nene valley railway

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17 Jul 2013 7:41AM
An excellent image, Albert - so full of atmosphere in mono!


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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
17 Jul 2013 7:43AM
A legendary outcome, wonderful toning, and I like to see through the windows, Albert.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Jul 2013 7:50AM
What an excellent project and seeing the final result is super: and what an excellent shot of this dream come true subject.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Jul 2013 7:57AM
This is special Albert !! Superb photo Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 8:03AM
Beautifully captured and what a great colour tone used
17 Jul 2013 8:13AM
Excellent Albert, great conversion,
17 Jul 2013 9:47AM
Excellent capture. I love the sepia toning. An atmospheric image.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Jul 2013 10:34AM
Amazing feat, to construct a brand new one. My sister lived in Market Deeping but we never did get to the Nene Valley Railway.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 1:01PM
super image...
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
17 Jul 2013 1:20PM
What a work of love, and beautifully captured too with that vintage toning.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
17 Jul 2013 1:33PM
Tremendous Capture !! Isn't it amazing what like minded people can do if they have the desire and determination!! Good work Albert!!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
17 Jul 2013 2:01PM
Classic steam Albert. The tornado certainly does it's rounds.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Jul 2013 2:18PM
A wonderful story, Albert, and very well captured/presented. Carol
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 4:46PM
Extraordinary dedication - I love to hear stories like this. Your image does the engine credit Albert.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 6:02PM
Even-though I am not a great train lover one can not help but applaud you for such a great image of this bygone beauty Albert.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
18 Jul 2013 6:41AM
Many thanks to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
18 Jul 2013 6:41AM
How wonderful to see this Giant in action Albert . Must try & get there one day . I love old Puffers xx WinkWinkWinkWink

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