The romance of steam

Tornado at Littlehoughton on Saturday. Picture by Steve Miller.
Tornado at Littlehoughton on Saturday. Picture by Steve Miller.

It has been like stepping back in time on Northumberland’s railways over the last few days, as a series of steam engines have chugged up and down the tracks.

On Saturday, Tornado (top) was spotted at Littlehoughton before the iconic locomotive Sir Nigel Gresley (bottom) was seen at Rock Bridge on Sunday.

Sir Nigel Gresley at Rock Bridge on Sunday. Picture by Steve Miller.

Sir Nigel Gresley at Rock Bridge on Sunday. Picture by Steve Miller.

On Monday, Tornado was pictured returning south at Shortridge.

Tornado returning south at Shortridge on Monday. Picture by Steve Miller.

Tornado returning south at Shortridge on Monday. Picture by Steve Miller.