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Tornado's driving wheels have...

2 Aug 2022 Tuesday

The re-tyred driving wheels have been delivered to Locomotive Maintenance Services for fitting to the frames.

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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 over 130,000 miles, showing the extent to which...

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Darlington Locomotive Works 2

2 Aug 2022 Tuesday

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

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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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Delays to Tornado's overhaul

28 Jul 2022 Thursday

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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 significant supply chain delays. Each of these...

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Overhaul Update from Darlington

08 April 2022

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The DLW team have been very busy over the past few weeks! Under the direction of the Locomotive Manager, Richard Pearson, and the Director of P2 Engineering, David Elliott, our team of dedicated...

April update from Loughborough

08 April 2022

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Work on Tornado’s overhaul by the team at Locomotive Maintenance services (LMS) continues in Loughborough. The locomotive has been stripped down to the frames which dominate the...

Supplier approval for new...

14 March 2022

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As part of the work to install ETCS (European Train Control System) onto Tornado and other steam locomotives in the U.K. a supply of Turbo Generators is required. DB Meiningen of...

Further Heavy Overhaul Update

11 March 2022

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Those of you who have followed previous reports will recognise that we are now seven weeks into the overhaul of Tornado.  Good progress has been made since we started.  From this...

The Trust appoints Director of...

09 March 2022

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To meet the demands of a growing organisation, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has created the position of Director of Marketing and Communications to oversee all aspects of PR, promotion and...

First sod cut at the new...

04 March 2022

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Work has now officially begun on Darlington’s Railway Heritage Quarter which provides a new home for the Trust and will be at the heart of the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Stockton & Darlington...

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