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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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Ride in an A1 cab at the WSR

05 June 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, is currently visiting the West Country for the first time. The locomotive arrived in Minehead on...

WSR Webcam action!

01 June 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

With Tornado in Somerset for the next two weeks, you can watch the loco close up on live stream web cams located at the following address    http://www.wsr.org.uk/webcam2.htm There are three web...

Whirlwind tour of West Somerset!

25 May 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

The new express steam locomotive number 60163 Tornado is due to arrive on the West Somerset Railway on the evening of Saturday May 30th at the head of a Pathfinder Railtours excursion train from...

Tornado heading for Wales

25 May 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, is visiting the West Country and Wales for the first time Saturday 30 May 2009, hauling special trains...

A two way treat!

20 May 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Saturday 23rd May – Steam Dreams trip Kings Cross to York and return with Tornado and Sir Nigel Gresley This weekend's tour by Steam Dreams sees Tornado head north from Kings Cross to York as part...

The Tornado Story - the DVD!

18 May 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Watch the £3m new steam locomotive from your armchair Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, has generated a huge interest from railway...

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