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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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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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Introducing 21st Century Steam...

25 May 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to introduce the new name for its railtours business: 21st Century Steam Ltd.

Overhaul over-run explained

13 May 2022

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Tornado’s overhaul programme is running slightly later than expected. This is focussed in three main areas. The boiler will be back around the end of May, rather than the beginning....

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...

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14 April 2022

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