As part of the work to install ETCS (European Train Control System) onto Tornado and other steam locomotives in the U.K. a supply of Turbo Generators is required. DB Meiningen of Germany were chosen to make an initial batch of three turbo-generators to support the prototype fitment.
At a visit on 8th March the final supplier approval process was successfully completed. The turbo generators will now be dispatched ready for fitment ahead of active trials of ETCS in 2023.
Testing the turbogen – A1SLT