60163 Pilning 30 May 2009

A1 4-6-2 60163 Tornado climbs out of the Severn Tunnel and passes Pilning on 30 May 2009 with the Pathfinder Tours 1Z28 12:41 Cardiff Central to Gloucester 'Severn Coast Express' railtour. Despite the 1 in 100 gradient the sweltering heat has resulted in virtually no visible exhaust, although a small plume of steam from the chime whistle can be seen - no doubt acknowledging the gallery of photographers on the bridge. 67002 can be just seen on the rear of the train. This loco would work the train back to Gloucester from Bristol Temple Meads.