Saturday 12th August 2017 was a special day in Wivenhoe. Groups of people had assembled throughout the day where they could see the railway line for it was on this day, and at various times during the day, that the Tornado came through Wivenhoe station.
About the Tornado
Tornado is now fulfilling the dream, hauling specials on the mainline and giving joy to thousands of passengers and spectators who want to witness the legend in action.
Achieved 100 mph on 12th April 2017
In a special test run, the Tornado achieved a speed of 101.6mph having previously been confined to 75mph. This was the first time any steam train had reached 100mph since 1967.
Walton celebrates 150 years of rail on 12th August with the Tornado
To help celebrate 150 years of rail at Walton-On-Naze, the Tornado has been invited to visit the town and spend the day shuttling backwards and forwards between Walton and Colchester. This gave Wivenhoe residents the opportunity to admire her on her way through.
For more information about this occasion, click here
To see the video about the Tornado’s 100mph test run – click here