Rail enthusiasts line the platform as steam locomotive A1 Tornado visits Great Yarmouth

Tornado in Great Yarmouth station. Picture: David Hannant

Tornado in Great Yarmouth station. Picture: David Hannant - Credit: Archant

Rail enthusiasts and families alike lined platforms, bridges and countryside as a very esteamed visitor puffed into Great Yarmouth.

Tornado arrives in Great Yarmouth

Tornado arrives in Great Yarmouth - Credit: Archant

Dozens came to welcome locomotive A1 Tornado as it brought carriages of tourists to the seaside.

A1 Tornado arriving in Great Yarmouth. Picture: David Hannant

A1 Tornado arriving in Great Yarmouth. Picture: David Hannant - Credit: Archant

The loco, a Peppercorn A1 Pacific, visited as it pulled UK Railtours 'Easterling' tour, which saw it travel from King's Cross to Great Yarmouth and back.

Ken and Hazel Stanton, who celebrated their wedding anniversary aboard Tornado. Picture: David Hanna

Ken and Hazel Stanton, who celebrated their wedding anniversary aboard Tornado. Picture: David Hannant - Credit: Archant

There were cheers and waves as it steamed into the town, with spectators searching for the ideal vantage point to see the locomotive. Some chose the platform, others Breydon Bridge, others on marshland next to the track, but all kept a sensible distance.

A1 Tornado arriving in Great Yarmouth. Picture: David Hannant

A1 Tornado arriving in Great Yarmouth. Picture: David Hannant - Credit: Archant

Among those aboard were Ken and Hazel Stanton, who had travelled to London from Rayleigh to enjoy the tour as part of their 45th wedding anniversary celebrations.

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Mr Stanton, 68, said: 'It was a wonderful trip, everything went completely to schedule and the weather was perfect.'

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