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Welder Shortage Delays A1 Return

10 May 2024 Friday

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Over the last month the situation has been fluid, as happens with many projects as they reach their conclusion. There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time difficult as they would have risked being out of date as...

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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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Agreement with Darlington Council

10 March 1995

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NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TO BE ERECTED IN DARLINGTON Ceremonial key to new locomotive works handed over to designer's widow The Project to build the first new mainline steam locomotive in...

RAF hand over nameplates

05 January 1995

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CEREMONY MARKS START OF ERECTION OF NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TORNADO. RAF hands over locomotive's crested nameplates The Project to build the first new mainline steam locomotive in Britain since...

Significant progress

08 December 1994

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SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS MADE ON NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE The Project to build the first new mainline steam locomotive in Britain since 1960 took a major step forward today when The A1 Steam Locomotive...

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....

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