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PM Visits DLW

2 Apr 2024 Tuesday

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We were pleased to welcome the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, and our local MP, Peter Gibson, to Darlington Locomotive Works today. The visit enabled the PM to hear an update on A1 Tornado, P2 Prince of Wales and see the continuing works...

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Tornado Returns to the Settle...

27 Mar 2024 Wednesday

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Following completion of a major £1m overhaul A1 class, No. 60163 Tornado will return to the national network this summer, with its first train in June 2024 from the East Midlands and Yorkshire to the iconic Settle and Carlisle...

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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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Resignation of A1SLT Trustee...

21 December 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Long-standing member of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, Mark Allatt, has decided to step back from his role as a Trustee and Council member with immediate effect.  Mark has been associated with the...

Tornado - an engineering update

18 November 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

We are sorry to advise that on the 12th November Tornado suffered a number of wheel flats. This was caused by a slide during the current leaf fall season. Initial examinations after the weekend...

Tornado Overhaul Campaign – The...

29 September 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

It is recognised that steam locomotives, like teenagers, are expensive creatures and so it follows that Tornado is no different! Now in her 13th year in steam, No.60163 Tornado is due to undergo...

Vacancy: Engineering Technician

09 July 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Vacancy: Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach Fitter) The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is recruiting again and is seeking an Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach...

Steam test at the NRM

22 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Following the conclusion of the extended winter maintenance it was time to get the locomotive in steam for its official examinations. With the boiler refilled the fire was lit and the engine...

Open Days at Darlington...

21 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Open Days at Darlington Locomotive Works  - Online booking system We are re-opening the works to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month via the pre-booking system below. The...

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