60163 Tornado is a main-line steam locomotive built in Darlington, England, the first such locomotive built in the United Kingdom since Evening Star, the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, in 1960. Designed to meet modern safety and certification standards, Tornado runs on the UK rail network and on mainline-connected heritage railways. The locomotive is named after the Panavia Tornado military jet.
Seen here at Bury Bolton St. station, East Lancashire Railway.

Nikon D300 – Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens

Featured in the Iron Horses Old & New group NOV 2010.
Featured in the Powered by Steam group NOV 2010.

I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and amateur photographer which takes me all over the UK.

Steve Liptrot Photography

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  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...almost 4 years ago

    Superb Steve !

  • Cheers mate

    – Steve Liptrot

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Great pic, Steve!

  • Thanks David

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent Steve, I love the ghostly look!!

  • Spooky eh! Thanks Kate

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Cheryl

    – Steve Liptrot

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 4 years ago


  • Many thanks Bill

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 4 years ago

    A great shot Steve . x

  • Thanks Irene

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    excellent capture Steve, very dramatic

  • Cheers Ryan

    – Steve Liptrot

  • J.K. York
    J.K. Yorkalmost 4 years ago

    wow, didn’t know you guys were still building these so late into the 20th century. superb how it frames itself with steam. a beauty.

  • It was a one-off and took 19yrs! Thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    I could handle a ride behind that.. or two or three. Great shot of this beauty.

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Steve Mezardjian
    Steve Mezardjianalmost 4 years ago

    Great image Steve! When you say main line, do you mean to say that these beauties are actually being used for day to day passenger service in town? If that is the case, Viva the UK and I’ll be packing my bags to become an engineer!

  • Its used most weekends all over the country. Cheers Steve

    – Steve Liptrot

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