The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to announce the first train of its 2014 season with the recreation of 'The White Rose' express. 'The White Rose' was the premier train from London to Yorkshire in the post-war period and this railtour will showcase Tornado at her best, providing nearly 400 miles of travel behind the now famous star of BBC Top Gear's 'Race to the North'.
Following her winter maintenance period, new build steam locomotive Tornado, which was completed in 2008, will be hauling her first main line railtour of 2014 on the Saturday 12th April from London King's Cross to York and return. We are pleased to confirm that the carriages will be in the historic carmine and cream livery and those passengers in premier dining on 'The White Rose' will receive a traditional silver service throughout the journey. We expect there to be much fast running at the permitted maximum speed of 75mph
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