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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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Press announcement: New £3m...

02 March 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Tornado departs Edinburgh’s Waverley station on Saturday 7th March with The North BritonTornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, will haul her...

New £3m steam locomotive...

23 February 2009

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Arriving on Saturday 28th February with The Auld Reekie Express and departing on Saturday 7th March with The North BritonTornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain...

Tornado to do Star Turn at Museum

17 February 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

Over the next two months, visitors to the National Railway Museum (NRM) will be able to get a close up view of Britain’s first locomotive to be built in 50 years. Tornado, The A1 Steam Locomotive...

Tornado named by Their Royal...

10 February 2009

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NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TORNADO NAMED BY THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL ON THURSDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2009 THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL...

Steam Dreams Valentine's Day...

09 February 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

&q Valentine's Day brings a very special occasion to the Cathedrals Express as we welcome the brand new A1 locomotive Tornado on its first departure from London. Lunch Tour The first...

Tornado to be named by Their...

06 February 2009

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust today announced that the naming ceremony for the new £3m steam locomotive 60163 Tornado will take place at York railway station at 10:00hrs on Thursday 19th February...

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