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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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New Dates for Nene Valley Visit

1 Mar 2024 Friday

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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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David Elliott - a tribute

05 January 2024

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It is no exaggeration to say that David Elliott was a pioneer of new build steam. Since he began volunteering in 1991, David has made possibly the greatest contribution to the objectives of The A1...

David Elliott, engineer and...

20 December 2023

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It is our sad duty to inform you of the death this morning of David Elliott. Although we all knew that David was not well, and that time was against him, this news nevertheless comes as a...

November ETCS update

15 December 2023

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A further visit to LMS enabled completion of a number of outstanding electrical tasks, including: Fitting a protective cover to the cable joints between the inside front left lighting frame...

Peter Townend - a tribute

11 December 2023

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Shortly after the 2023 Convention we heard the sad news that Peter Townend, one of our Vice-Presidents, had died at the age of 98.  Peter’s involvement with the Trust dates to the first...

Autumn 2023

09 December 2023

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Tornado Tyre Turning at Toton

27 November 2023

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As the overhaul of No. 60163 Tornado draws to a close the locomotive has taken the short trip from LMS' workshop at Loughborough to nearby Toton. This is to allow access to the wheel lathe,...