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New ETCS Testing Plan Following...

21 Feb 2024 Wednesday

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During Tornado's overhaul, the locomotive has been fitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment as part of the East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP) which will see digital signalling installed on the southern section of the east...

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Grant Awarded for A1 Trust...

8 Feb 2024 Thursday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Tees Valley Community Foundation. This award has been made possible thanks to TVCF donors. The grant is specifically to help the Trust build its volunteer base,...

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Tornado to visit the Nene...

15 Jan 2024 Monday

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Tornado, Our Latest News

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We are pleased to announce A1 Class, No. 60163 Tornado, will visit the Nene Valley Railway in celebration of the locomotives return to steam. The locomotive will be operating from  28th March to the 2nd April 2024. Whilst at the Nene...

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July overhaul update

07 July 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The work on Tornado continues in Loughborough and Darlington. At LMS's works, we are now on the final straight ahead of re-wheeling the frames. During the overhaul we were aware of a minor...

The 'Aberdonian' programme

15 June 2023

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As you will be aware, our flagship locomotive No. 60163 Tornado has been under overhaul for an extended period. This is primarily due to additional work needed to repair the boiler. We...

A New Home for The A1 Steam...

26 May 2023

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In a bitter sweet moment, the Trust has this week vacated the historic Carriage Works on Hopetown Lane, Darlington. We left our home of more than 25 years, to move across the tracks to a...

Marking the Coronation of King...

06 May 2023

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has been privileged to have a firm relationship with the Monarch and his Queen since 2008.  At this time consideration was being given to the...

Final Fit Out at the New...

29 April 2023

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Ahead of our move to the new Darlington Locomotive Works next month, we are pleased to report that Wilmott Dixon are concluding work on the building as planned. The final fit out is underway,...

Boiler Work Underway

24 April 2023

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Last week, we took delivery of the new boiler tubes and stay material for No.60163 Tornado’s boiler. These will be affixed by Northern Steam Engineering Ltd (NSEL) over the coming weeks, and...

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