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Supporters' Open Day

5 Sep 2023 Tuesday

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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 inside of the new home for the Trust. Chairman,...

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The Monobloc - Final Fittings...

7 Jun 2023 Wednesday

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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 off all the holes to enable the hydraulic test to...

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A New Home for The A1 Steam...

26 May 2023 Friday

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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 new, purpose-built facility on Bonomi Way. P2...

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Cylinder Club re-launched as...

22 April 2022

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Launched in July 2021, ‘The Cylinder Manufacturing Club’ has been now been renamed ‘The Monobloc Club’.   This is a shift in focus to draw attention to unique...

Winter 2022

14 April 2022

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Getting certified

01 April 2022

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Whilst the latest exciting news of bright, shiny components being added to the locomotive rightly makes the headlines, in the background, work is quietly progressing to secure the necessary...

New cylinders on the block!

28 March 2022

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Work on the cylinder block for the P2 continues at Howco in Irvine, Scotland. This week we received the following images, updating us on how things are progressing, ahead of the engineering team...

Steve Davies and David Elliott...

10 March 2022

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Steve Davies and David Elliott explain what it will take to get No. 2007 Prince of Wales finished in time for S&D 200. You can help for as little as the price of a pint a week (or a fancy...

The Trust appoints Director of...

09 March 2022

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To meet the demands of a growing organisation, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has created the position of Director of Marketing and Communications to oversee all aspects of PR, promotion and...