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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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Tornado's overhaul commences

27 January 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

After a busy few days, Tornado rests inside the sheds at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS). The tender tank is off its frames to facilitate European Rail Traffic Management System (ETCS)...

Ben McDonald talks to...

24 January 2022

Tornado, Our Latest News

Ben McDonald is the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s Group Engineering Director for Tornado and Prince of Wales as well as being a Great Central and RPSI volunteer. Nick Brodrick breaks into his busy...

Resignation of A1SLT Trustee...

21 December 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Long-standing member of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, Mark Allatt, has decided to step back from his role as a Trustee and Council member with immediate effect.  Mark has been associated with the...

Autumn 2021

24 November 2021

The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord

Tornado - an engineering update

18 November 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

We are sorry to advise that on the 12th November Tornado suffered a number of wheel flats. This was caused by a slide during the current leaf fall season. Initial examinations after the weekend...

Tornado Overhaul Campaign – The...

29 September 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

It is recognised that steam locomotives, like teenagers, are expensive creatures and so it follows that Tornado is no different! Now in her 13th year in steam, No.60163 Tornado is due to undergo...

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