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Stockton & Darlington Railway...

7 Feb 2023 Tuesday

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An award from The National Lottery Heritage Fund will enable redevelopment of heritage buildings as well as a community engagement programme to celebrate the Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR). The award of £3,211,632, made...

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The new V4, No. 3403, will be...

26 Oct 2022 Wednesday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is pleased to announce that their next new build steam locomotive project will be called Highlander. Announced at the A1SLT Annual Convention on Saturday 22nd October, following consultation with...

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Darlington Locomotive Works 2

10 Oct 2022 Monday

We are delighted to bring you a regularly updated review of progress from the construction of our new 'home' in Darlington.

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Early in 2021 Darlington Council made public their ambitions for the Railway Heritage Quarter and residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the proposals for the redevelopment of the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway...

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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...

P2 July engineering update

14 July 2023

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General - various events have conspired to affect progress on the P2, mainly associated with the protracted overhaul of and fitment of ETCS equipment to Tornado and the move to our new...

The Monobloc - Final Fittings...

07 June 2023

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Our engineering team of David Elliott and Terry Graham made the long journey to Howco in Irvine to view progress on the P2 cylinder block and to deliver some more items required to blank...

A New Home for The A1 Steam...

26 May 2023

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In a bitter sweet moment, the Trust has this week vacated the historic Carriage Works on Hopetown Lane, Darlington. We left our home of more than 25 years, to move across the tracks to a...

Marking the Coronation of King...

06 May 2023

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has been privileged to have a firm relationship with the Monarch and his Queen since 2008.  At this time consideration was being given to the...

Half Million Raised for P2 Boiler

02 May 2023

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Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are delighted to report that The Boiler Club has now raised in excess of £500,000! The first of the new boilers, intended for No. 2007...