The various pieces of the jigsaw that make up the 2021 Tornado Rail-tour programme now appear to be pretty much all in place, based on the plan as indicated in the superb 2020 Virtual Convention video, for around 25 operations next year. On this basis, and to offer a handy summary to introduce this thread, the make-up of the programme would appear to be 5 postponed tours from 2020, including the Caledonian. Liverpool-York Jorvik Express, and 3 outings that feature the S&C as the main part of, or a principal part of the itinerary, 7 Aberdonians, including one in April and the remainder through the July-September season, 2 Valentines excursions on Saturday, 13th February originating from York (Blyth & Tyne Circular lunchtime/ Harrogate Circular evening), 1 new S&C outing in March, originating from Hull, 4 one-way trips (or 2 return trips, depending on how you count them) as part of a special in-tandem-with- Flying Scotsman return trip proposition over the S&C on 16th and 18th September (to be released initially to Covenanters/ Supporters from 1st October, but as announced in the Convention video, open to all from about a week later) 4 new outings offered by the Railway Touring Company based on the programme currently posted on RTC’s website, including a 6th March one-way Victoria –York, a 28th March York-Edinburgh return, a Buxton Spa Express (Tornado from Leicester) on June 5th and a Euston-Chester return outing on 17th July. 1 re-dated RTC excursion – the Easterling – resulting from the disappointing postponement earlier this week but now confirmed by RTC for 2nd October 2021. Not sure whether this will get added to by further dates as time progresses, for example in the event of any disruption to Tornado’s 7 outing pre-Christmas programme with RTC in November and December. But from what’s been released so far, an absolute stand-out of the programme is the simply unprecedented Gastronomic Treat that will be offered to Premier Dining customers on the Valentines Day excursions, which at provisional running times of 4hours 45 minutes lunchtime and 1 hour 45minutes evening still manage to offer both a Great British Breakfast and a four course dinner….according to the Blurb!! One for the Guinness Book of Records, methinks.