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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 Extended

30 June 2022

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Tornado is currently undergoing a scheduled major overhaul, something that was planned for completion in June. Unfortunately, due to the impact of covid-19 on industry and manufacturing in...

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31 May 2022

The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord

Introducing 21st Century Steam...

25 May 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to introduce the new name for its railtours business: 21st Century Steam Ltd.

Overhaul over-run explained

13 May 2022

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Tornado’s overhaul programme is running slightly later than expected. This is focussed in three main areas. The boiler will be back around the end of May, rather than the beginning....

Early May overhaul news –...

08 May 2022

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Tornado’s atomisers are in the process of been overhauled at Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW). This is a very small and fiddly but necessary time-consuming job.  The atomisers are...

Early May overhaul news –...

08 May 2022

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In Loughborough, at Locomotive Maintenance Services, work is continuing to ready Tornado for receipt of the larger components being overhauled in various locations, such as the boiler...

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