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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There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time difficult as they would have risked being out of date as...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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Open Days at Darlington...

21 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Open Days at Darlington Locomotive Works  - Online booking system We are re-opening the works to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month via the pre-booking system below. The...

Final maintenance update

20 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

On Monday 1st February we returned to York to carry out our annual examinations on No. 60163 and support coach No. 21249. Tornado underwent full mechanical cold and hot functional examinations to...

May 2021

17 May 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Spring is in the air!

16 April 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

With Tornado side-lined at the National Railway Museum during the winter and little prospect of any work until the spring we have taken the opportunity to change five locomotive driving wheel...

April 2021

09 April 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Winter maintenance - a further...

08 April 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

At the end of November we prepared for the visit of Andy Wright, the British Engineering Services boiler inspector.  Andy was to carry out the annual insurance company cold inspection on the...

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