Latest Issue

Mortons Books Tornado A Great British First. Back Issue

English
38 Reviews   •  English   •   General Interest (Books)
Officially endorsed by the A1 Steam locomotive trust, the Tornado bookazine is the official account of the building of Britain's first main line steam locomotive for 50 years, how it took a team of volunteers 18 years to raise more than £2-million to build it and its international headline-grabbing debut on the main line, with a royal visit thrown in for good measure.

The bookazine looks at the history of the A1 class and the East Coast Main Line which they were built to run on, the man who designed them, Arthur H Peppercorn, the preservation movement which evolved from a handful of volunteers saving a cash-strapped steam railway in central Wales in 1949 to the point where it could build a main line express passenger locomotive, and how the dream of building Tornado came to fruition stage by stage at Darlington.

The bookazine is lavishly illustrated with both archive and contemporary photographs bringing the story up to date.
read more read less
Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages Mortons Books Preview Pages

Mortons Books

Tornado A Great British First. Officially endorsed by the A1 Steam locomotive trust, the Tornado bookazine is the official account of the building of Britain's first main line steam locomotive for 50 years, how it took a team of volunteers 18 years to raise more than £2-million to build it and its international headline-grabbing debut on the main line, with a royal visit thrown in for good measure. The bookazine looks at the history of the A1 class and the East Coast Main Line which they were built to run on, the man who designed them, Arthur H Peppercorn, the preservation movement which evolved from a handful of volunteers saving a cash-strapped steam railway in central Wales in 1949 to the point where it could build a main line express passenger locomotive, and how the dream of building Tornado came to fruition stage by stage at Darlington. The bookazine is lavishly illustrated with both archive and contemporary photographs bringing the story up to date.


SELECT FORMAT:
Instant Access

Available Digital Offers:

Single Digital Back Issue Tornado A Great British First.
 
$4.99 / issue
This issue and other back issues are not included in a Mortons Books subscription. Subscriptions include the latest regular issue and new issues released during your subscription and start from as little as
Savings are calculated on the comparable purchase of single issues over an annualised subscription period and can vary from advertised amounts. Calculations are for illustration purposes only. Digital subscriptions include the latest issue and all regular issues released during your subscription unless otherwise stated. Your chosen term will automatically renew unless cancelled in the My Account area upto 24 hours before the end of the current subscription.

Issue Cover

Mortons Books  |  Tornado A Great British First.  


Officially endorsed by the A1 Steam locomotive trust, the Tornado bookazine is the official account of the building of Britain's first main line steam locomotive for 50 years, how it took a team of volunteers 18 years to raise more than £2-million to build it and its international headline-grabbing debut on the main line, with a royal visit thrown in for good measure.

The bookazine looks at the history of the A1 class and the East Coast Main Line which they were built to run on, the man who designed them, Arthur H Peppercorn, the preservation movement which evolved from a handful of volunteers saving a cash-strapped steam railway in central Wales in 1949 to the point where it could build a main line express passenger locomotive, and how the dream of building Tornado came to fruition stage by stage at Darlington.

The bookazine is lavishly illustrated with both archive and contemporary photographs bringing the story up to date.
read more read less
The Mortons Books app is home to over 50 specialist books, created by our magazine editors and writers, focusing on specific topics or themes. Our subjects include steam railway, classic motorcycles, scootering, TV and heritage.

The books feature a range of topics - from famous racers (Sheene, Jenson) to popular steam trains (Tornado, Flying Scotsman). More recent books include the Scootering 80's and 90's, Island Racer TT2012, Titled trains and the New Motorcyclist handbook.

For details on every book available within this app, go to: www.classicmagazines.co.uk

As a subscriber you'll receive the following benefits:


•  A discount off the RRP of your magazine
•  Your magazine delivered to your device each month
•  You'll never miss an issue
•  You’re protected from price rises that may happen later in the year

You'll receive 8 issues during a 1 year Mortons Books magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.

Your purchase here at Pocketmags.com can be read on any of the following platforms.


You can read here on the website or download the app for your platform, just remember to login with your Pocketmags username and password.

Apple Pocketmags Online Pocketmags Google Pocketmags
The Pocketmags app runs on all iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 13.0 or above, Android 8.0 or above and Fire Tablet (Gen 3) or above. Our web-reader works with any HTML5 compatible browser, for PC and Mac we recommend Chrome or Firefox.

For iOS we recommend any device which can run the latest iOS for better performance and stability. Earlier models with lower processor and RAM specifications may experience slower page rendering and occasional app crashes which are outside of our control.
4.5
/5
Based on 38 Customer Reviews
5
24
4
12
3
1
2
0
1
1
View Reviews

Mortons Books

Such great graphics. Reviewed 04 February 2021

Mortons Books

I like the accessibility and ease of purchasing digital bookazines. Especially valuable at the moment as I am avoiding visiting town centre newsagents due to lockdown. Reviewed 03 July 2020

Good mix

Love this app for the aviation titles. There's something in there for everyone! Reviewed 24 March 2020

Great Bookzines and App

Great Bookzines and App have just got the Carrier Strike paper edition, looking to add digital editions good read Reviewed 07 July 2019

Articles in this issue


Below is a selection of articles in Mortons Books Tornado A Great British First..