The age of steam made a romantic Valentine’s Day return to British railways this week with the first scheduled main line service of a traditional locomotive in half a century. The Peppercorn class A1 steam locomotive, Tornado, passed over the "Roof of England" on the famous Settle to Carlisle line on Tuesday, carrying hundreds of steam enthusiasts.
Graeme Bunker, director of the A1 steam locomotive trust, responsible for running the Tornado, said: “People stand in awe as it goes by. You can see them looking up from their newspapers and iPads, it is like a time machine. That is what brings the most joy - seeing that look on their faces.” And this blend of old and new is displayed in this week’s video of the week, with stunning drone footage of the locomotive travelling through some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
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