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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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Progress continues

13 June 2002

Tornado, Our Latest News

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building, Tornado, the first new mainline steam locomotive in Britain for 40 years at a cost of over £1.7 million, today announced...

IMechE President joins Board

22 April 2002

Tornado, Our Latest News

PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS JOINS A1 TRUST BOARD The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building Tornado, the first new mainline steam locomotive...

Top Link Magazine launched

23 November 2001

Tornado, Our Latest News

A1 TRUST LAUNCHES NEW COVENANTOR MAGAZINE TOP LINK  The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first new mainline steam locomotive in Britain for 40 years at a...

First wheels fitted

02 October 2000

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FIRST WHEELS FITTED TO NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TORNADO Significant new developments at Darlington Locomotive Works The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first...

New Chairman appointed

24 July 2000

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THE A1 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TRUST APPOINTS NEW CHAIRMAN David Champion resigns due to family and business reasons. The trustees of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is...

All six driving wheels completed

14 July 2000

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ALL SIX 6ft 8in DRIVING WHEELS FOR NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE COMPLETED Finished wheelsets delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works and trial fitted to axleboxes The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust,...

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