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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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Tornado, Sir Nigel Gresley and...

04 February 2009

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TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE OF BARROW HILL ROUNDHOUSE RAILWAY CENTREAn unprecedented gathering of steam. The first time since the mid 1960’s that an A1, A2 and two A4’s...

Viewing Tornado at Darlington...

04 February 2009

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National Express East Coast spokesman said:   "We are fully supportive of the Tornado project, and have noted the depth of local feeling in Darlington today. In light of that, we accept this was...

Press announcement: Historic...

04 February 2009

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Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, will haul her first train to London on Saturday 7th February 2009. This train, The Talisman, will...

Timings announced for The...

02 February 2009

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Tornado will take The Talisman from Darlington to London as follows: Darlington - 07.45 (pick-up)Northallerton - 08.01Thirsk - 08.09Tollerton - 08.20York - 08.35-08.56 - water in P11...

ORR Certification as Tornado...

25 January 2009

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Tornado, the first new main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost 50 years, conducted a successful test run on Wednesday 28th January 2009 from York to Leeds and return.  Two...

Update: First main line...

25 January 2009

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First main line passenger train for new £3m steam locomotive on 31 January 2009 Second train on 1 February 2009  from Doncaster to Durham with seats available for the general public Tornado, the...

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