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Tornado - an engineering update

18 November 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

We are sorry to advise that on the 12th November Tornado suffered a number of wheel flats. This was caused by a slide during the current leaf fall season. Initial examinations after the weekend...

Tornado Overhaul Campaign – The...

29 September 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

It is recognised that steam locomotives, like teenagers, are expensive creatures and so it follows that Tornado is no different! Now in her 13th year in steam, No.60163 Tornado is due to undergo...

Vacancy: Engineering Technician

09 July 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Vacancy: Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach Fitter) The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is recruiting again and is seeking an Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach...

Steam test at the NRM

22 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Following the conclusion of the extended winter maintenance it was time to get the locomotive in steam for its official examinations. With the boiler refilled the fire was lit and the engine...

Open Days at Darlington...

21 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Open Days at Darlington Locomotive Works  - Online booking system We are re-opening the works to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month via the pre-booking system below. The...

Final maintenance update

20 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

On Monday 1st February we returned to York to carry out our annual examinations on No. 60163 and support coach No. 21249. Tornado underwent full mechanical cold and hot functional examinations to...