11th March 2018 @ 10:00 am
North York Moors Railway
Whitby YO22
Burton and Lesley



From the NYMR’s website

Legendary locomotive, 60163 Tornado, will storm in the the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in March of 2018. This stunning Peppercorn A1 Pacific class engine has been on a whirlwind of tours since she began moving under her own steam in 2008 and this year talent spotting teams were quick to select her to be used in the latest film about a friendly bear from deepest darkest Peru, ‘Paddington Bear 2’!

Learn more about Tornado!

Our March run was to be a week earlier than normal, as March 11th is Mothering Sunday,the snow put paid to that idea !

The run is to the North Yorkshire Village of Goathland (Aidensfield in Heartbeat) where we can watch  Tornado  as they put it ‘storm through’  before having a (soft) drink in the Aidensfield Arms, please note Scripps Garage across the road is closed petrol on Sundays. No speeding please, the village has a Sergeant and 3 bobbies! In the event of an accident the village Doctor and Nurse will be quickly on hand!

The starting point is The Dearne Valley Farm,  Kestrel Rise, Birdwell, Barnsley S70 5SZ meeting for a cuppa at 9:30, leaving at 10:00, come earlier if you are having a value for money full breakfast.

Our route is via the Dearne Valley to the A1, deviating onto the old A1, the Great North Road when ever possible.

The 30 min, comfort stop is at the MOTO Wetherby Services

The railway has not published a schedule, these are the timings I anticipate, I propose we arrive in Goathland at around 1:30pm as it is going to be busy, get parked,  have a drink and a snack, watch the engine pass through at 2:40pm, have a look around the village or go on a short run, then view for as second time at 4;00pm

As we are in the area for a joint run with Northamptonshire Area in April,  I will select different routes out and home to the ones proposed in April

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