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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 on TV

24 January 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

60163 Tornado will feature in the Darlington-based edition of Flog It! part of which was filmed at Darlington Locomotive Works last summer. It will be broadcast on BBC2 at 15:45hrs on Wednesday...

Changes to Sunday 1st February...

23 January 2009

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has been advised by Network Rail and the British Transport Police that due to significant concerns regarding crowd control at Newcastle Central station on Sunday 1st...

Change of date for The...

21 January 2009

Tornado, Our Latest News

The date has moved to Saturday 18th April 2009 - The Yorkshire Pullman - Kings Cross to York and now return by Tornado hauling the VSOE British Pullman train. Booking via Steam Dreams 01483 209886.

First main line passenger train...

18 January 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 passenger train on the Network Rail main line from York to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and...

Winners of Christmas draw announced

15 January 2009

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January 2009 Winners Drawn at the National Railway Museum First prize: Stuart & Sally Wood, SY14 8AYFootplate Experience Second prize: J Moyce, PH21 1FYPremier Dining Tickets Third...

The Communication Cord

01 January 2009

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