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Tornado Moves to the Great Central

24 May 2024 Friday

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On 23rd May, Tornado left the Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) works bound for the Great Central Railway (GCR).  Following arrival at the railway, there have been a number of small finishing and snagging jobs to complete, but...

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Welding Work Complete

21 May 2024 Tuesday

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We are pleased to report that the welding activity on the boiler of Tornado has been completed and a successful hydraulic test passed to the satisfaction of the inspector. Final reassembly continues with the cab refitted on Monday...

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Welder Shortage Delays A1 Return

10 May 2024 Friday

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Over the last month the situation has been fluid, as happens with many projects as they reach their conclusion. There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time difficult as they would have risked being out of date as...

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First train on main line for...

06 November 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

  Following her successful test run from York to Scarborough and return on Tuesday 4th November, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that has built the first new main line steam...

New £3m steam locomotive...

03 November 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that has built the first new main line steam locomotive in Britain for almost 50 years, today announced that 60163 Tornado will make her first...

The Communication Cord

01 November 2008

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November 2008

60163 Tornado, Britain's new £3...

16 October 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

60163 Tornado, Britain's new £3 million steam locomotive, moves to the National Railway Museum to start her main line trials Today The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust announced that 60163 Tornado will...

60163 Tornado, Britain’s new £3...

14 October 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that has built the first new main line steam locomotive in Britain for almost 50 years, today announced that 60163 Tornado will star in a 30...

Last chance to see 60163...

09 October 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that has built the first new main line steam locomotive in Britain for almost 50 years, today announced that 60163 Tornado will haul her last...

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