Steaming Northwards by fishers

Steaming Northwards

Fot the first time this year I was this morning able to see a steam locomotive at work at York railway station. Here the locomotive 'Tornado' is seen below the magnificent curved roof of the station as it begins to pull away northwards from platform 5.

The service had started very early this morning from Leicester pulled by a diesel locomotive, but that was replaced by 'Tornado' at Barrow Hill, north of Chesterfield, to continue the journey through York and on almost to Newcastle, before turning westwards to Carlisle. The return journey would return south by a different route.

Sadly, non of the original post second world war A1 class locomotives were preserved, but in 1990 a group was formed to build a new one. Some 19 years later it moved under its own steam for the first time. Following extensive testing, it began a programme of main line tours, which has continued ever since. The group behind its construction are now building a second locomotive from another extinct class.

Ian
love it
May 22nd, 2021  
Great capture
May 22nd, 2021  
terrific capture,
May 22nd, 2021  
Super shot and I love the curve on the roof
May 22nd, 2021  
A great capture of steam.Fav😊
May 22nd, 2021  
Wow, those beautiful trains again. Fav.
May 22nd, 2021  
Wow, great shot, love the steam
May 22nd, 2021  
Great to see a train photo from you again, love the steam.
May 23rd, 2021  
That's a sight to stir the soul.
May 23rd, 2021  
Super picture Fav
May 23rd, 2021  
There is something very special about a puffa billy. Really must go see Mallard again and “meet” original Rocket.
Lovely image, brings back memories of decades gone train spotting with dad at Doncaster from the bridge.
May 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful capture. I find these steam trains very romantic.
May 23rd, 2021  
Fantastic shot
May 23rd, 2021  
Oh, its Gordon! Brilliant shot.
May 23rd, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

Hopefully it won't be too long before I can take more steam train photos. There are a few scheduled, including a regular weekly service to Scarborough in the summer.

Ian
May 23rd, 2021  
@jesika2

I think I know the bridge in Doncaster that you mean, just south of the station and with a ramp down to the excursion platform. I was a regular visitor there in the mid 1960s!

Ian
May 23rd, 2021  
Fantastic capture — I like how the engine is surrounded by such interesting architecture.
May 23rd, 2021  
Great capture of the steam from the engine. Love the curves of the building.
May 23rd, 2021  
@fishers all I remember is a bridge, no idea where it is other than Doncaster. I must have been less than 5 years old, so very long ago.
May 23rd, 2021  
@taffy @djclow

Thank you both. The railway station is an impressive structure, and I love the arch of the roof over curved tracks.

Ian
May 24th, 2021  
fav
May 25th, 2021  
@gardenfolk

Thank you. It is wonderful to see these marvellous machines at work.

Ian
May 25th, 2021  
I love this.
May 26th, 2021  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna - I love a steam train at work!

Ian
May 30th, 2021  
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