I’ve been lucky enough to spot A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado twice in the last two days. The first time wasn’t very glamorous – it was blowing a gale and my vantage point was a long way off, plus the engine was being hauled behind a diesel for its journey between London Liverpool Street and Harwich. I caught it on the viaduct just south of Chelmsford Station:
However, the next day saw sunny conditions with blue skies. This time she was pulling the Winton Train, commemorating the evacuation to London of hundreds of Jewish Czech children in 1939. Here’s the view across the fields near Mountnessing:
History made, history remembered.