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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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Covenantors' Spring Day Out on...

10 April 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Saturday 2nd May 2009 - Covenantors' Spring Day Out on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway The Trustees of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust are delighted to invite you to travel behind Tornado on the...

Barrow Hill Bonanza!

07 April 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Britain's newest main line steam loco, Tornado, spent the weekend of the 4th & 5th of April attending the Barrow Hill Gala.  The roundhouse in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, is a rare survivor from the...

Four more liveries for Tornado?

31 March 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Following the revelation in April's Railway Magazine that British Railways considered applying pre-grouping liveries to some of the A1s we are able to reproduce them here.  Matthew Cousins of the...

East Midlands Trains names Tornado!

26 March 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

On the 24th March East Midlands Trains named one of its Class 222 Meridian trains (222003) after Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years. The...

Historic departure from King's...

25 March 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, will haul her historic first train from London’s King’s Cross station on Saturday 18th April 2009....

Tornado's tour programme announced

13 March 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

The following tours, organised by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and other promotors have been confirmed: Saturday 18th April 2009 - Yorkshire Pullman - Kings Cross to York and return by Tornado...

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