The four Tornado class locomotives were 0-6-0 saddle tank broad gauge locomotives operated on the South Devon Railway and associated railways. They were designed for goods trains but were also used on passenger trains when required.
This locomotive was named after a biblical character, Goliath.
Sampson (1855 – 1884) GWR no. 2142
This locomotive was named after Samson, a biblical character associated with Goliath.
Tornado (1854 – 1884) GWR no. 2139
On 13 March 1860 Tornado was working a goods train at Totnes when its boiler exploded, killing the driver. It was also notorious for being the locomotive of a runaway china clay train at Burngullow on the Cornwall Railway on 29 October 1872.
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