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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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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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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...

Finance and Fundraising

20 December 2007

Tornado, Our Latest News

The funding gap needed to be bridged to complete Tornado has shrunk from £55,052 to £49,434 over the past month. Mark Allatt, chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust commented: "With less...

Track laid at Darlington !

17 December 2007

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As part of the Trust’s preparation for Tornado’s steam test in early January the first phase of track laying at Darlington Locomotive Works has now been completed. Here we have the first...

Tender frames arrive in...

07 December 2007

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Yesterday, Thursday 6th December marked another significant milestone in the progress towards completion - the tender frames arrived in Darlington from builder Ian Howitt Ltd.   using a mobile...

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