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A1SLT Signs Armed Forces Covenant

21 June 2024

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On the evening of Wednesday 12th June, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust officially signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. The signatories were AVM Ranald Munro CB CBE TD VR DL, Brigadier...

May ETCS update

15 June 2024

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Whilst some people may struggle to grasp the scale and complexity of fitting ETCS, Rob Morland and his team have valliantly progressed the project despite assorted hurdles.  With support...

Tornado Moves to the Great Central

24 May 2024

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On 23rd May, Tornado left the Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) works bound for the Great Central Railway (GCR).  Following arrival at the railway, there have been a number of...

Welding Work Complete

21 May 2024

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We are pleased to report that the welding activity on the boiler of Tornado has been completed and a successful hydraulic test passed to the satisfaction of the inspector. Final reassembly...

Welder Shortage Delays A1 Return

10 May 2024

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Over the last month the situation has been fluid, as happens with many projects as they reach their conclusion. There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time...

PM Visits DLW

02 April 2024

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We were pleased to welcome the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, and our local MP, Peter Gibson, to Darlington Locomotive Works today. The visit enabled the PM to hear an update on A1...