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ETCS Installation Progress

12 Nov 2022 Saturday

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Our Director of Electrical Engineering, Rob Morland, and Design Engineer, Alan Parkin, completed a successful three days at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) in Loughborough.  Most of the work was on Tornado's tender.  Alan...

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The new V4, No. 3403, will be...

26 Oct 2022 Wednesday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is pleased to announce that their next new build steam locomotive project will be called Highlander. Announced at the A1SLT Annual Convention on Saturday 22nd October, following consultation with...

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Darlington Locomotive Works 2

10 Oct 2022 Monday

We are delighted to bring you a regularly updated review of progress from the construction of our new 'home' in Darlington.

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Tornado, Prince of Wales, Anon


Early in 2021 Darlington Council made public their ambitions for the Railway Heritage Quarter and residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the proposals for the redevelopment of the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway...

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Tornado at the Nene Valley...

06 March 2020

Tornado, Our Latest News

From the 21st to the 25th May, Tornado will be operating trains on the Nene Valley Railway and will also be available for a limited number of driver experience courses.  The period encompasses the...

February 2020

04 March 2020

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Late February overhaul progress

29 February 2020

Tornado, Our Latest News

Here is a further update from Richard Pearson following the progress of Tornado's winter overhaul.  All photos by Richard Pearson. In order to ensure we have the funds available for No....

February news

21 February 2020

Tornado, Our Latest News

This winter Tornado is her undergoing routine maintenance in the engine shed at Leeming Bar, Wensleydale Railway.  During this period the focus is on preparing the locomotive for another season of...

January news

25 January 2020

Tornado, Our Latest News

Tornado at York on 14th December - Michael Barnes As we begin the new year it is worth recording the busy period that preceded the festive break and the start of winter maintenance. With the...

Tornado's winter overhaul

25 January 2020

Tornado, Our Latest News

After completing her main line duties, Tornado arrived at Leeming Bar, Wensleydale Railway later than planned, due to some last minute trips before Christmas, so there was just time to drop the...