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9 Dec 2022 Friday

Tornado’s boiler leaves DB Meiningen

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We are delighted to bring you the excellent news that Tornado's boiler passed its hydraulic tests last week and is today leaving DB Meiningen headed back to the UK. Whilst in Germany, Tornado's boiler was extensively...

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ETCS Installation Progress

12 Nov 2022 Saturday

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Our Director of Electrical Engineering, Rob Morland, and Design Engineer, Alan Parkin, completed a successful three days at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) in Loughborough.  Most of the work was on Tornado's tender.  Alan...

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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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New railway art unveiled in...

19 March 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

A new art installation has been unveiled in Darlington to help celebrate the town’s rich railway heritage. The piece of public art takes pride of place on a key route into the town centre, the...

Winter 2021

16 March 2021

Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Anon, The Communication Cord

March 2021

12 March 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

February 2021

14 February 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

January 2021

11 January 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Winter maintenance update

27 December 2020

Tornado, Our Latest News

Our last update saw Tornado just after the locomotive had been repainted in West Coast Railway’s paint shop.  On Tuesday 1st September, the day we had been waiting for eventually arrived and No....