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PM Visits DLW

2 Apr 2024 Tuesday

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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 Tornado, P2 Prince of Wales and see the continuing works...

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Tornado Returns to the Settle...

27 Mar 2024 Wednesday

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Following completion of a major £1m overhaul A1 class, No. 60163 Tornado will return to the national network this summer, with its first train in June 2024 from the East Midlands and Yorkshire to the iconic Settle and Carlisle...

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New Dates for Nene Valley Visit

1 Mar 2024 Friday

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  New build A1 Class locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, is approaching the end of a major overhaul. The locomotive was committed to visit the Nene Valley Railway (NVR) as its first official engagement at the end of March. Unfortunately,...

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Overhaul progress at LMS - August

16 August 2022

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Without the pace slackening at all, further refurbished components have been arriving at Locomotive Maintenance Services in Loughborough and fitted to No. 60163. To support Tornado's overhaul,...

This week in Darlington

05 August 2022

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​A round up of activity in the first week of August at Darlington Locomotive Works. The paid engineering staff and contractors work closely with volunteers to deliver testing and refurbishment of...

Tornado's driving wheels have...

02 August 2022

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It was recognised that as part of Tornado’s overhaul, the driving wheels would require new tyres, the first new set since the engine steamed in 2008. Since then, the wheels have covered...

Delays to Tornado's overhaul

28 July 2022

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From the start of the overhaul we have looked forward to Tornado being back in steam this summer. However we have uncovered more components in need of refurbishment and have also faced...

Further progress - July

22 July 2022

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Steady progress continues to be made on multiple fronts to ensure that the locomotive is ready for the return of the wheelsets and boiler.

Overhaul progress - July

18 July 2022

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An update from Locomotive Maintenance Services

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