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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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Forging, not cutting, corners!

19 April 2022

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Steam locomotives are always a challenge in boiler design, and the larger the power output the bigger the challenge. The restrictions of maximum axle load and of the loading gauge (clearance with...

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14 April 2022

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Tender Wheelset Overhaul

08 April 2022

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Tornado‘s tender wheelsets were sent to South Devon Railway (Engineering) for retyring. The work is making good progress, as can be seen in the images below. They will be back at...

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...

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