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September ETCS update

30 September 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The tender electrical systems are now nearly complete.  All the locker and gauge lighting is in place and working, and the GPS tracker has been wired up and tested.  Only the wiring to...

August ETCS update

09 September 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

Visits to LMS have seen the completion of key electrical work on the cab.  The most important achievement has been the installation of new wiring boxes under both crew seats, where our wiring...

July ETCS update

02 September 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The ETCS batteries have been permanently wired up with cable management.  These will be used with the Shore Power Supply to support testing of the tender mounted ETCS components. The...

June ETCS update

09 August 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

We have continued to make good progress on the electrical aspects of the overhaul and the fitting of ETCS to Tornado.  For ETCS we are working in partnership with SNC-Lavalin and Thales on...

Success! Tornado's boiler...

12 July 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

After months of frustration and hard work on Tornado's boiler, we are delighted to report that following a successful hydraulic text last week, the boiler today passed its steam test. BES...

July overhaul update

07 July 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The work on Tornado continues in Loughborough and Darlington. At LMS's works, we are now on the final straight ahead of re-wheeling the frames. During the overhaul we were aware of a minor...