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Forging, not cutting, corners!

19 April 2022

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Steam locomotives are always a challenge in boiler design, and the larger the power output the bigger the challenge. The restrictions of maximum axle load and of the loading gauge (clearance with...

Tender Wheelset Overhaul

08 April 2022

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Tornado‘s tender wheelsets were sent to South Devon Railway (Engineering) for retyring. The work is making good progress, as can be seen in the images below. They will be back at...

Overhaul Update from Darlington

08 April 2022

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The DLW team have been very busy over the past few weeks! Under the direction of the Locomotive Manager, Richard Pearson, and the Director of P2 Engineering, David Elliott, our team of dedicated...

April update from Loughborough

08 April 2022

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Work on Tornado’s overhaul by the team at Locomotive Maintenance services (LMS) continues in Loughborough. The locomotive has been stripped down to the frames which dominate the...

Supplier approval for new...

14 March 2022

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As part of the work to install ETCS (European Train Control System) onto Tornado and other steam locomotives in the U.K. a supply of Turbo Generators is required. DB Meiningen of...

Further Heavy Overhaul Update

11 March 2022

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Those of you who have followed previous reports will recognise that we are now seven weeks into the overhaul of Tornado.  Good progress has been made since we started.  From this...

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