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9 Dec 2022 Friday

Tornado’s boiler leaves DB Meiningen

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We are delighted to bring you the excellent news that Tornado's boiler passed its hydraulic tests last week and is today leaving DB Meiningen headed back to the UK. Whilst in Germany, Tornado's boiler was extensively...

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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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Musical bogies!

15 September 2022

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Tornado's support coach, No. 21249, moved from the GCR to Nemesis Rail a few weeks ago for a bogie swap.  Hopefully once the music stops it will be sitting on a pair of newly refurbished...

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

08 September 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, based in Darlington, is profoundly shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the death of our beloved Queen, Queen Elizabeth.  At this time of National...

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27 August 2022

The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord

Further overhaul progress at...

18 August 2022

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Myriad tasks have been performed at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) at Loughborough.  This gallery illustrates some of the many tasks underway or completed. Click on the images below to...

'The Aberdonian' - a three year...

17 August 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) and DB Cargo UK Ltd are pleased to announce a three year agreement to operate steam hauled charter trains in the U.K. Commencing in 2023, and to run for an...

Roadshow - London Transport...

17 August 2022

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We are sorry to say that the Roadshow planned this Saturday, 20th August, at the London Transport Museum, has had to be postponed due to the ongoing rail strikes.  Saturday's industrial...

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