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New Dates for Nene Valley Visit

1 Mar 2024 Friday

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  New build A1 Class locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, is approaching the end of a major overhaul. The locomotive was committed to visit the Nene Valley Railway (NVR) as its first official engagement at the end of March. Unfortunately,...

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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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First sod cut at the new...

04 March 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

Work has now officially begun on Darlington’s Railway Heritage Quarter which provides a new home for the Trust and will be at the heart of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington...

Heavy overhaul update

25 February 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

The temporary workshop has been completed at Locomotive Maintenance Services, bar a few final touches, and the lighting and shelving are finished with items already in undercover storage, freeing...

An update on the progress of...

11 February 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

Tornado's current boiler was lifted today, Friday 11th February. In a change to the original plan, it will be transported to Meiningen to be serviced and returned to the UK. We are taking this...

Tornado overhaul update

11 February 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

Regular followers of Tornado will be aware that we took the difficult decision to withdraw her early from mainline operations in November last year following the discovery of wheel flats on the...

Tornado's overhaul commences

27 January 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

After a busy few days, Tornado rests inside the sheds at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS). The tender tank is off its frames to facilitate European Rail Traffic Management System (ETCS)...

Ben McDonald talks to...

24 January 2022

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Ben McDonald is the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s Group Engineering Director for Tornado and Prince of Wales as well as being a Great Central and RPSI volunteer. Nick Brodrick breaks into his busy...

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