Last Saturday saw 60163,The Ebor Flyer, which was hoping to reach the top speed during it’s run to York.
The Tornado was running on the East Coast Main line when it was forced to shut down shortly after passing Biggleswade Station,to the disappointed watchers further up the line hoping to capture the Tornado at high speed.
From what I heard the failure was due to damaged inside motion, the cause of the damage is not known but is not thought to be speed related.
Armed with my 70-200 mm Sigma lens I managed to capture a couple of reasonable images of the Ebor Flyer at the top speed of 90mph,what a shame that it broke down. For the passengers that were being hauled by the Tornado it must of been frustrating at paying all that money and not getting to York at record time. I believe that the Tornado was hauled to Peterborough, by a diesel engine and has taken up residence at the near by Nene Valley railway and waiting for repairs to be done on it, as for the passengers on the train the rest of the journey to York was diesel hauled a few hours later.