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Super-Heater elements all fitted !!

31 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters work has been able to be continued at a fast pace in Darlington Locomotive Works. As the momentous day of the steam test draws nearer the...

Finance and Fundraising

20 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

The funding gap needed to be bridged to complete Tornado has shrunk from £55,052 to £49,434 over the past month. Mark Allatt, chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust commented: "With less...

Track laid at Darlington !

17 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

As part of the Trust’s preparation for Tornado’s steam test in early January the first phase of track laying at Darlington Locomotive Works has now been completed. Here we have the first...

Tender frames arrive in...

07 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

Yesterday, Thursday 6th December marked another significant milestone in the progress towards completion - the tender frames arrived in Darlington from builder Ian Howitt Ltd.   using a mobile...

Trust featured on BBC

06 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

On Monday 3rd the BBC's "Working Lunch" programme ran a very good feature on the work of The Trust; this can be viewed at:

Boiler arrives in Darlington

16 July 2006

Tornado, Our Latest News

LAST MAJOR HURDLE OVERCOME AS BOILER FOR TORNADO ARRIVES IN DARLINGTON The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first new mainline steam locomotive in Britain...