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13 Jan 2023 Friday

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Now that the boiler is back on British soil, and strides are being made in Darlington to have it steam tested and re-cladded within the next few weeks, it's all hand on in Loughborough to ensure that the frames are aligned and other...

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Boiler overhaul progress at DLW

13 Jan 2023 Friday

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Since its arrival back at Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW), Tornado's boiler has been subject to much activity with the replacement of many of the overhauled fittings and a start made on recladding the cleaned and painted boiler...

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The Boiler's Back In Town

12 Dec 2022 Monday

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Tornado's boiler this morning arrived back at Darlington Locomotive Works following a nine month overhaul at DB Meiningen, Germany. The long journey home began on Friday, around a week after the boiler passed its hydraulic test. The...

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Construction starts

13 July 1994

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DESIGNER'S WIDOW STARTS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE A1 Project gets helping hand from BSD Plate & Profile Products The project to build the first new mainline steam locomotive in...

Cylinder patterns ordered

24 June 1994

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CYLINDER PATTERNS ORDERED FOR NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity which is building the new ex-LNER Class A1 Pacific No. 60163, the first mainline steam...

British Steel roll frame plates

20 May 1994

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WORK STARTS ON NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE: A1 Project gets helping hand from British Steel The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity which is building the new ex-LNER Class A1 Pacific No....

Cook's to cast driving wheels

17 February 1994

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A1 PROJECT SIGNS SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH WILLIAM COOK PLC  The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity which is building the new ex-LNER Class A1 Pacific No. 60163, the first...

Macready's sponsorship announced

12 January 1994

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MAJOR SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT WITH STEEL STOCKHOLDER MACREADYS The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity which is building the new ex-LNER Class A1 Pacific No. 60163, the first...

Specification and support coach

10 December 1993

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A1 PROJECT ON-TRACK FOR LAYING FRAMES OF FIRST MAINLINE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE FOR OVER 30 YEARS IN MARCH 1994 Locomotive specification finalised and support coach acquired.  Appeal for specialist...

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