Thanks to our Correspondent Vix Sinex for the following eye-witness report and image: "At 1130 this morning a 'Tornado' not so much as wreaked destruction but calmly and sedately passed through Nairn.
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 guaranteeing that we have steam on the main line in the 21st Century. 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."
Picture will enlarge Gurnites. Marvellous image Vix, I'd heard about this project on the TV, fantastic to have this image of the Tornado passing through town. Hopefully they will build a few more one day.