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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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First Duchess from King's Cross...

23 July 2005

Tornado, Our Latest News

FIRST ‘DUCHESS’ FROM KING'S CROSS FOR 41 YEARS Steam-hauled train takes more than 400 supporters to see new steam locomotive under construction (Pictures from the actual run at bottom of this...

Tender sponsorship announced

15 July 2005

Tornado, Our Latest News

TORNADO’S TENDER SPONSORED BY WILLIAM COOK CAST PRODUCTS LIMITED Only another £385,000 needed to complete new steam locomotive by November 2007 The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered...

Boiler ordered

21 February 2005

Tornado, Our Latest News

LAST MAJOR HURDLE OVERCOME AS BOILER ORDERED FOR NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE Future of mainline steam secure as boiler for No. 60163 Tornado to be completed in June 2006 [caption...

Bond reaches half-way point

28 November 2004

Tornado, Our Latest News

£½ MILLION BOND ISSUE REACHES HALFWAY POINT New steam locomotive on track to be in steam by end of 2007 The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first new...

Completion by 2007 possible

17 October 2004

Tornado, Our Latest News

TORNADO TO BE COMPLETED IN THREE YEARS Coal fired No. 60163 in steam by end of 2007 and on mainline in 2008? The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first...

Coupling rods fitted

04 October 2004

Tornado, Our Latest News

MAJOR STEP FORWARD AS NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE BECOMES A ‘PACIFIC’ Coupling rods fitted to Tornado at Darlington Locomotive Works The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is...

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