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November ETCS update

15 December 2023

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A further visit to LMS enabled completion of a number of outstanding electrical tasks, including: Fitting a protective cover to the cable joints between the inside front left lighting frame...

Peter Townend - a tribute

11 December 2023

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Shortly after the 2023 Convention we heard the sad news that Peter Townend, one of our Vice-Presidents, had died at the age of 98.  Peter’s involvement with the Trust dates to the first...

Tornado Tyre Turning at Toton

27 November 2023

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As the overhaul of No. 60163 Tornado draws to a close the locomotive has taken the short trip from LMS' workshop at Loughborough to nearby Toton. This is to allow access to the wheel lathe,...

No. 60163 Tornado Update

09 November 2023

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At the end of September, Tornado's boiler left Darlington Locomotive Works headed for Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) in Loughborough. On arrival, the ashpan was fitted beneath the...

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust...

24 October 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT), the charity who built and operate new steam locomotive No.60163 Tornado and are now nearing completion of a brand new P2 Class locomotive, Prince of Wales,...

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...