Steam Railway’s online community reacts to the April Fool joke that ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado is to be renamed and renumbered as No. 60164 Typhoon.
Graham Anderson It would look much better in BR lined black, just like City of Truro was a few years ago!
Jack Knight Go the whole hog: paint it red and call it Red Arrow.
Alan Keller After Ireland winning the Grand Slam at Twickenham a few weeks ago, it has been decided to rename Flying Scotsman as Flying Irishman for three months.
Simon Donald They had me on that! To be fair, I do think the BR blue is the best colour it’s been in. I’m not a fan of the LNER Apple green BR livery it’s currently sporting, though just having Tornado in the first place more than makes up for it.
Martin Sims I was only fooled by the renaming, as a lot of locomotives have been renamed over the years but have kept their original numbers.
Jack Chatfield Not all April Fools jokes are fake, remember.