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‘Race to the North’ – Top Gear style

In April 2009 Steve Philpott boarded the Top Gear 'Race to the North' train at Grantham and settled down to record the trip to York as No. 60163 Tornado competed with a Jaguar XK120 sports car and a Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle in a race from London to Edinburgh.

Steve provides a unique insight into the running of the train, The Cathedrals Express,  over the 83 miles, and shares photographs taken at Durham and at Berwick upon Tweed as he traced its progress to the Scottish Border using the regular services of the day.

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