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News round-up (5), 2017 – part two

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Welcome to part two of the final news round-up of 2017. Part one can be read here.

60163 Tornado

A seasonally appropriate shot of Tornado – in fact from 2009 – adapted from a picture by Jo3hug on Flickr, under licence CC BY 2.0 and available for re-use under the same.

Tornado will make its first run in passenger service at up to 90mph next spring, it has been announced. The A1 will haul The Ebor Flyer from London to York and back on April 14th. For now, the locomotive is in its winter maintenance period – Allelys Heavy Haulage, who provide specialist haulage for railway vehicles, were contracted to make the move by road, and posted pictures on their Facebook page.

There have also been several operational and organisational announcements from the A1 Trust of great interest. One is that the fundraising scheme to allow the…

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