Published in association with The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, it explains the construction, operation and maintenance of 60163 Tornado, the new steam locomotive that attracts huge crowds wherever it appears. Based on the LNER Peppercorn Class A1 design, of which 49 were originally built but eventually all scrapped, Tornado is a magnificent and fully operational replica that is totally faithful to the original Peppercorn A1s in all respects except for modernisation to suit today's safety requirements. This manual about a unique steam locomotive will fascinate all railway enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate British engineering excellence.
The steam locomotive was the first "machine" to transport people faster than animals had, and it led to enormous social and economic change, finally becoming a cult object in itself. The passion associated with the affinity surrounding the steam engine willingly surpasses all reason and has led to a myriad of heartfelt prose. This book aims to get close to the heart of the matter, combining technical knowledge with nostalgia and photographs dedicated to this unique form of power.