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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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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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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,...
21 December 2021
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...
24 November 2021
The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord
18 November 2021
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...
29 September 2021
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...
09 July 2021
Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph
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...