I will second that. It was my first proper mainline excursion behind Tornado (Having previously only done the S+C plandampf and preserved line running). I have long wanted to see what all the fuss was about, today was an education! What struck me was it's acceleration, e.g Long Preston water stop to Settle Jnc passed at 59.7mph. The frequent checks and loops in the West Coast section saw this ability come into its own and meant we were never more than 4 mins adrift for schedule. It is truly a modern excursion locomotive and a credit to the design and vision of the A1 Trust to build a steam loco perfect for the 21St century. The climb southbound to Shap will live long in the memory, the crisp exhaust transfixed all of us in coach H, if anyone has footage of Penrith (passed at 75.7mph) please share! Warrington Bank Quay would also have been a hair raiser, passed at 70mph accelerating hard, after a 40mph signal check only a mile before. And before anybody comments, at no point did the loco appear thrashed, or slipped or sound anything other than a very competent loco being expertly handled. Indeed on that climb of Shap you felt she had more in reserve and she actually started blowing off at one point. Tornado is definitely back, indeed last year was a hiccup and I feel will be quickly forgotten .