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New ETCS Testing Plan Following...

21 Feb 2024 Wednesday

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During Tornado's overhaul, the locomotive has been fitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment as part of the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) which will see digital signalling installed on the southern section of the east...

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Grant Awarded for A1 Trust...

8 Feb 2024 Thursday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Tees Valley Community Foundation. This award has been made possible thanks to TVCF donors. The grant is specifically to help the Trust build its volunteer base,...

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Tornado to visit the Nene...

15 Jan 2024 Monday

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We are pleased to announce A1 Class, No. 60163 Tornado, will visit the Nene Valley Railway in celebration of the locomotives return to steam. The locomotive will be operating from  28th March to the 2nd April 2024. Whilst at the Nene...

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Early May overhaul news –...

08 May 2022

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Tornado’s atomisers are in the process of been overhauled at Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW). This is a very small and fiddly but necessary time-consuming job.  The atomisers are...

Early May overhaul news –...

08 May 2022

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In Loughborough, at Locomotive Maintenance Services, work is continuing to ready Tornado for receipt of the larger components being overhauled in various locations, such as the boiler...

Forging, not cutting, corners!

19 April 2022

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Steam locomotives are always a challenge in boiler design, and the larger the power output the bigger the challenge. The restrictions of maximum axle load and of the loading gauge (clearance with...

Tender Wheelset Overhaul

08 April 2022

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Tornado‘s tender wheelsets were sent to South Devon Railway (Engineering) for retyring. The work is making good progress, as can be seen in the images below. They will be back at...

Overhaul Update from Darlington

08 April 2022

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The DLW team have been very busy over the past few weeks! Under the direction of the Locomotive Manager, Richard Pearson, and the Director of P2 Engineering, David Elliott, our team of dedicated...

April update from Loughborough

08 April 2022

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Work on Tornado’s overhaul by the team at Locomotive Maintenance services (LMS) continues in Loughborough. The locomotive has been stripped down to the frames which dominate the...

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