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MG Car Club Tyne-Tees Centre Lecture

6th November 2013, 19:30 to 22:00, Appleby Lecture Theatre, Durham University

Come and join us to hear the story of how a new steam locomotive was built in Darlington. This fascinating presentation will be given by David Elliott, Director of Engineering at the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.

In 1990 a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition – to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific. After nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, Number 60163 “Tornado”, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008. Tornado is now fulfilling the dream, hauling specials on the mainline and giving joy to thousands of passengers and line-side spectators who want to witness the legend in action. You can hear the story of one of our country’s greatest achievements and ask questions of the people who passionately believe in British design. Tickets are £10.00 per person and light refreshments can be purchased during the interval. You will also be able to purchase Tornado merchandise. Don’t delay because we expect high demand for tickets. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30 start. Full details of how to get there will be provided with your tickets, available now by contacting Noel Lindford MG Car Club Tyne-Tees Centre. Tel: 0191 587 0753 mobile: 07703 106302 or email: Or to download an entry form direct go to and click on the link in the “Tornado” area of the Upcoming Events section.

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