The gallery features a selection of the best photographs from the Trust’s Photo Library, click on the year below to review the dates featured. We are always happy to receive images from photographers who might want to have their work exhibited in this section of the website.
At the beginning of January in suitable wintry conditions, Tornado worked a series of photo charter trains on the Nene Valley Railway. Martin Vos was there to capture the action and sent us these great images.
Don’t panic! Tornado is still happily ensconced at the Nene Valley Railway with a full programmes of Santa Special work ahead. However, her miniature doppelganger which has adorned a roundabout in Darlington for some years was in need of some TLC and has come back to DLW for a ‘heavy general’ and a new coat of paint!
The model is seen at Darlington Locomotive Works – Paul Bruce
Work continues to return Tornado to operation following the unfortunate incident on ‘The Ebor Flyer’ on 14th April. Our focus is on repairs to the engine’s valve bores, including the fitment of new valve liners to the middle valve, and on machining other components such as the new crosshead, union link and combination lever. In due course it will move on to the new valve heads.that are required and smaller components like fitted bolts and so forth as we reinstate the locomotive to operations.
The investigation progresses, and whilst it continues, the focus is on an alignment issue on the middle valve, analysis of the clearances in the valve rings and a concern over contamination or degradation in the lubrication used. We will continue to work through these issues to ensure robust conclusions are reached and agree suitable actions with our industry partners to avoid a re-occurrence.
It is still our intention that the locomotive will return to traffic, picking up its programme of trains from the 10th July.