Tornado steam train to pass through Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 15:17 06 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:08 26 October 2009

The Tornado which comes to Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow

The Tornado which comes to Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow

THE first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for nearly 50 years will be chugging through Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow (Saturday).

Tornado, which has been constructed at a cost of £3m, pulled her first train last month before an audience of

THE first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for nearly 50 years will be chugging through Welwyn Hatfield tomorrow (Saturday).

Tornado, which has been constructed at a cost of £3m, pulled her first train last month before an audience of some 10,000 people.

And tomorrow the engine will depart her Darlington home to haul her first train to London.

The train, known as The Talisman, will consist of 13 carriages and will travel at speeds of up to 75mph.

The Talisman will be passing through WGC railway station at 1.05pm, Hatfield at 1.10pm and Potters Bar at 1.17pm, before arriving at King's Cross at 1.47pm.

A spokesman for First Capital Connect, which manages the railway stations in Times Territory, said: "We will be supporting this and hope to have extra staff in place to ensure customers can enjoy the steam train safely."

The train's full timetable is shown below:

Leaves Darlington - 7.45am

Passes Northallerton - 8.01am

Passes Thirsk - 8.09am

Passes Tollerton - 8.20am

Arrives York - 8.35am - pick-up platform 11 and waterstop

Leaves York - 8.56am

Passes Doncaster - 9.38am

Waters Retford - 10.04 -10.19am

Passes Newark - 10.41am

Passes Grantham - 10.55am

Waters Peterborough Yard - 11.31 - 11.56am

Passes Peterborough - 12.00pm

Passes Huntingdon - 12.21pm

Passes Sandy - 12.29pm

Passes Biggleswade - 12.34pm

Passes Hitchin - 12.46pm

Passes Stevenage - 12.53pm

Passes WGC - 1.05pm

Passes Potters Bar - 1.17pm

Passes Alexandra Palace - 1.30pm

Passes Finsbury Park - 1.38pm

Arrives London King's Cross - 1.47pm

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