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New ETCS Testing Plan Following...

21 Feb 2024 Wednesday

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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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Tender Delivered

07 February 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

Self Explanatory Picture !!Yesterday the tender tank was delivered to Darlington and was successfully trial fitted to the frames - and it fits !!   

Fantastic Progress !

05 February 2008

Tornado, Our Latest News

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...

The Communication Cord

01 February 2008

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

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...