Tornado steams through district

Two steam trains attracted onlookers as they passed through Biggleswade over the weekend.
Tornado north of LangfordTornado north of Langford
Tornado north of Langford

The Robin Hood, hauled by Tornado, was spotted on Saturday, August 13, and captured on camera by Peter Richards, who took pictures between Langford and Biggleswade.

Sunday saw the Cathedrals Express, hauled by the Duchess of Sutherland, and Peter once again took photos of the loco crossing Biggleswade common.

The Robin Hood was making its way to Chesterfield, a town with strong links to Britain’s railway heritage through George Stephenson, who brought steam hauled railways to the world. His statue stands in the station forecourt.

Duchess of Sutherland crosses Biggleswade Common.Duchess of Sutherland crosses Biggleswade Common.
Duchess of Sutherland crosses Biggleswade Common.

The Duchess of Sutherland, the first steam locomotive to haul the Royal Train for 35 years transporting Queen Elizabeth II on a tour to North Wales, was taking passengers on a day trip to York.

Peter, who lives in Langford, kindly shared his pictures with Chronicle readers and you can see them on our website.