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Tornado: The 100MPH Steam Engine

Dates for this event

  • 29th March 2018,
  • 30th March 2018,
  • 31st March 2018,
  • 1st April 2018,
  • 2nd April 2018
Tornado returns

A legend storms into town

Batten down the hatches, Peppercorn Class A1 60163 “Tornado is returning to the East Lancashire Railway for the first time since 2010. The legendary locomotive, Britain’s newest steam engine built in 2008, will be celebrating her 10th Birthday in 2018. Come and celebrate with us by riding behind the locomotive on the weekend.

Despite her youth, Tornado has already become an icon, finding fame in “Top Gear” and the 2017 family feature film “Paddington 2”, as well as being the first locomotive to reach 100MPH in 50 years, so it comes as no surprise that we are so excited to welcome her back!

Pick a Date and Time

Date Time Time Time Time
 29 March 2018 09:00 11:30  14:00  16:30 
 30 March 2018 09:00  11:30  14:00  16:30 
 31 March 2018 09:00 11:30  14:00  16:30 
 1 April 2018 09:00 11:30  14:00  16:30 
 2 April 2018 09:00 11:30  14:00  16:30 

Green = Good Availability Orange = Limited Availability Red = No Availability

Please note that all trains will leave on time. We recommend you arrive at Bury Bolton Street Station 30 minutes before your Tornado departure time. Please allow time for travelling and parking. Passengers must sit in the seats that they have booked.

Tickets & Prices

Tickets include a Full Line Return Return trip on Tornado and unlimited travel on other standard services throughout the day. Tickets must be booked in advance. No concessionary fares are available. 

Adult £20.00
Adult + Under 3 Unseated £20.00
Adult & Treat Box £25 
Adult + Under 3 Unseated & Treat Box £25 
Adult and Gluten Free Treat Box £25
Adult and Under 3 Unseated & Gluten Free Treat Box £25 
Child 3 - 17 £10 
Child 3 - 17 & Treat Box £15 
Child 3 - 17 & Gluten Free Treat Box £15 

Please note treat boxes do not include any drinks and when selecting Adult and Under 3 Unseated and Treat Box, only one treat box will be provided for the adult.

We have treat boxes which include a scone with butter, jam and clotted cream. A gluten free option is available when booking. These are £5 per person (adult and child).

Groups of 20 or more can receive a discount but should contact to discuss.

Tickets are valid for one round trip behind Tornado in your pre-booked seats and for unlimited travel on other services the same day. 


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