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New ETCS Testing Plan Following...

21 Feb 2024 Wednesday

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Tornado, Our Latest News


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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Tornado, Our Latest News


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 model auction

17 August 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

To tie in with her first move in steam, Tony Wright of British Railway Modelling has built an 00 gauge model of No. 60163 Tornado from a DJH kit, the construction of which will feature in the...

Tornado ready to create a storm...

12 August 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

Following her successful initial trial runs at Darlington Locomotive Works No. 60163 Tornado is now heading to the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire for running in. "This is a...

The Communication Cord

01 August 2008

Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Highlander, The Communication Cord

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Tornado completed and moves in...

31 July 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

New £3 million steam locomotive 60163 Tornado completed and moves for the first time The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first new main line steam...

Tornado on the final straight

17 June 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

Mark Allatt, chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust commented: “We are now clearly on the final stretch of the project to build Tornado, with just a few weeks until she moves under her own...

Buy the power of steam for your...

31 May 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

“This Father’s Day [Sunday 15th June] will be the last one when you can buy a part of new steam locomotive Tornado for your Dad or Granddad before it is completed”, said Mark Allatt, Chairman of...