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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...

Supporters' Open Day

05 September 2023

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Over 200 people came along to the very first Open Day at the new Darlington Locomotive Works on Saturday 5th August. Supporters and their guests braved torrential rain to get the first look at the...

Wheeled Frames and Painted...

05 September 2023

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The last week of August has seen some big milestones hit in Tornado's overhaul. In Loughborough, the driving wheels have been returned to the frames: a significant step fowards! The...

July ETCS update

02 September 2023

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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

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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

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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...