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Army on Track at DLW

17 Jul 2024 Wednesday

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Now that the dust has settled after the election, and rules around purdah lifted, we can tell you all about the hive of activity at DLW at the start of June! In the first weekend in June, 507 STRE (Railway Infrastructure) Royal Engineers...

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A1SLT Signs Armed Forces Covenant

21 Jun 2024 Friday

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On the evening of Wednesday 12th June, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust officially signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. The signatories were AVM Ranald Munro CB CBE TD VR DL, Brigadier Anna Kimber, Captain Will Blackett RN and, from the...

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Tornado Moves to the Great Central

24 May 2024 Friday

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On 23rd May, Tornado left the Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) works bound for the Great Central Railway (GCR).  Following arrival at the railway, there have been a number of small finishing and snagging jobs to complete, but...

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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...

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...

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