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ETCS Installation Project Milestone

20 February 2023

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As part of the development of the national rail network, the deployment of digital signalling has been authorised on the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross. From 2026, all trains on...

Darlington Locomotive Works 2

10 October 2022

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Early in 2021 Darlington Council made public their ambitions for the Railway Heritage Quarter and residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the proposals for the...

First sod cut at the new...

04 March 2022

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Work has now officially begun on Darlington’s Railway Heritage Quarter which provides a new home for the Trust and will be at the heart of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington...

Heavy overhaul update

25 February 2022

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The temporary workshop has been completed at Locomotive Maintenance Services, bar a few final touches, and the lighting and shelving are finished with items already in undercover storage, freeing...

An update on the progress of...

11 February 2022

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Tornado's current boiler was lifted today, Friday 11th February. In a change to the original plan, it will be transported to Meiningen to be serviced and returned to the UK. We are taking this...

Tornado overhaul update

11 February 2022

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Regular followers of Tornado will be aware that we took the difficult decision to withdraw her early from mainline operations in November last year following the discovery of wheel flats on the...