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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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Overhaul progress at LMS - August

16 August 2022

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Without the pace slackening at all, further refurbished components have been arriving at Locomotive Maintenance Services in Loughborough and fitted to No. 60163. To support Tornado's overhaul,...

This week in Darlington

05 August 2022

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​A round up of activity in the first week of August at Darlington Locomotive Works. The paid engineering staff and contractors work closely with volunteers to deliver testing and refurbishment of...

Tornado's driving wheels have...

02 August 2022

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It was recognised that as part of Tornado’s overhaul, the driving wheels would require new tyres, the first new set since the engine steamed in 2008. Since then, the wheels have covered...

Delays to Tornado's overhaul

28 July 2022

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From the start of the overhaul we have looked forward to Tornado being back in steam this summer. However we have uncovered more components in need of refurbishment and have also faced...

Further progress - July

22 July 2022

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Steady progress continues to be made on multiple fronts to ensure that the locomotive is ready for the return of the wheelsets and boiler.

Overhaul progress - July

18 July 2022

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An update from Locomotive Maintenance Services

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