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Now that the boiler is back on British soil, and strides are being made in Darlington to have it steam tested and re-cladded within the next few weeks, it's all hand on in Loughborough to ensure that the frames are aligned and other...
Since its arrival back at Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW), Tornado's boiler has been subject to much activity with the replacement of many of the overhauled fittings and a start made on recladding the cleaned and painted boiler...
Tornado's boiler this morning arrived back at Darlington Locomotive Works following a nine month overhaul at DB Meiningen, Germany. The long journey home began on Friday, around a week after the boiler passed its hydraulic test. The...
17 March 2008
Tornado, Our Latest News
Some significant milestones in the history of the project:
Letter to magazine - Mike Wilson wrote to Steam Railway News - April 1990.
Public meeting - The Railway Institute, York -...
07 February 2008
Self Explanatory Picture !!Yesterday the tender tank was delivered to Darlington and was successfully trial fitted to the frames - and it fits !!
05 February 2008
A special thanks to all those who have contributed towards our current target to get Tornado steaming on the main line this year. As you can see from the 'gauge' above we edge ever closer to the...
01 February 2008
Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Anon, The Communication Cord
20 January 2008
Buy the romance of steam for your man this Valentine’s Day
“This Valentine’s Day will be the last one when you can buy a part of new steam locomotive Tornado for the man in your life”, said...
The funding gap needed to be bridged to complete Tornado has shrunk from £49,434 to £27,009 over the past month.
Mark Allatt, chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust commented: "The...