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Steam train helps stranded passengers

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The old-fashioned steam train has proved its reliability. As trains in the South East ground to a halt in the snow, the Tornado, a �3m Peppercorn class A1 Pacific built last year, came to the rescue of passengers stranded at Victoria Station, delivering them safely home. Mark Allat, chairman of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, discusses the possibility of a resurgence in the fortunes of the steam trains.

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