The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, based in Darlington, is profoundly shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the death of our beloved Queen, Queen Elizabeth. At this time of National sorrow we offer our deepest condolences to Her Majesty's family, and take this opportunity to express our considerable and heartfelt support to our new Sovereign, King Charles.
We would like to reassure interested parties that this weekend’s open day at Darlington Locomotive Works will go ahead on Saturday 17th September as previously planned.
As a mark of respect for a lifetime of service to the country, we will however be closing our Darlington Works for The State Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen on Monday 19th September so that our team can bear witness to such a significant day in our country’s history.
Aspiring daily toward qualities Queen Elizabeth displayed throughout Her reign, including wisdom, sense of duty, loyalty and resilience, Her Majesty will continue to inspire us.