There are many areas where you can help towards the operation of Tornado and the construction of Prince of Wales.

Events and on-train

The Trust's exhibition stand raising Tornado's profile at North Road Museum, Darlington
The Trust’s exhibition stand raising Tornado’s profile at North Road Museum, Darlington

Enjoy meeting people? Why not take part in one of the exhibitions that the Trust attends?  We have attended many exhibitions and of course the main line operation of Tornado means we need on-train volunteers and support crew.  We’ve also built a team of guides to show people round the Darlington Locomotive Works on open days and when there are special P2 events on. More people are always welcome to help with this – and it’s also a good opportunity to learn more about the Trust.  If you are interested in helping the project in this way, please contact Gemma Braithwaite at volunteer@a1steam.com.

Sales Team

The Trust has a highly successful merchandising team who travel on trains and attend events to sell the Trust’s goodies.  The range of Tornado merchandise grows continually and now includes books, badges, DVDs, calendars and mugs (which can be bought online via this website as well!).  The dedicated group who do this will always welcome new volunteers, particularly if some geographical spread can be added to the mix.  Contact volunteer@a1steam.com if you think you can help.

Construction

Cylinder drain cocks operating gear - components made by Works volunteers - 2004
Cylinder drain cocks operating gear – components made by Works volunteers for Tornado – 2004

We have a regular group of people who come to the Works to help with all kinds of jobs, and we would welcome new members to this group.  The group has worked on a variety of projects associated with the construction of the Tornado and are now working on Prince of Wales. Typical of these has been the manufacture of the drain-cock operating gear seen here – this is now fitted to Tornado.