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ETCS Installation Progress

12 Nov 2022 Saturday

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Our Director of Electrical Engineering, Rob Morland, and Design Engineer, Alan Parkin, completed a successful three days at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) in Loughborough.  Most of the work was on Tornado's tender.  Alan...

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The new V4, No. 3403, will be...

26 Oct 2022 Wednesday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is pleased to announce that their next new build steam locomotive project will be called Highlander. Announced at the A1SLT Annual Convention on Saturday 22nd October, following consultation with...

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Darlington Locomotive Works 2

10 Oct 2022 Monday

We are delighted to bring you a regularly updated review of progress from the construction of our new 'home' in Darlington.

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Tornado, Prince of Wales, Anon

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Early in 2021 Darlington Council made public their ambitions for the Railway Heritage Quarter and residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the proposals for the redevelopment of the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway...

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Buy the romance of steam...

20 January 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

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...

Successful Steam Test

20 January 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

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...

Full steam ahead..

12 January 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

Full steam ahead for new main line steam locomotive as 60163 Tornado steams for the first time The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first new main line steam...

First Fire Lit !!

09 January 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

Today, 9th January, at just after 2-00pm Mrs Dorothy Mather, President of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust lit the first fire for Tornado thus marking a truly momentous moment in the history of The...

Hydraulic Test Passed !!

08 January 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

Yesterday, 7th January, at approx 12:00hrs, witnessed by boiler inspector John Glaze and Paul Molyneux-Berry of the Vehicle Acceptance Body, Tornado successfully passed its boiler hydraulic...

Super-Heater elements all fitted !!

31 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

Thanks to the generosity of our many supporters work has been able to be continued at a fast pace in Darlington Locomotive Works. As the momentous day of the steam test draws nearer the...

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