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Welder Shortage Delays A1 Return

10 May 2024 Friday

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Over the last month the situation has been fluid, as happens with many projects as they reach their conclusion. There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time difficult as they would have risked being out of date as...

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PM Visits DLW

2 Apr 2024 Tuesday

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We were pleased to welcome the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, and our local MP, Peter Gibson, to Darlington Locomotive Works today. The visit enabled the PM to hear an update on A1 Tornado, P2 Prince of Wales and see the continuing works...

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Tornado Returns to the Settle...

27 Mar 2024 Wednesday

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Following completion of a major £1m overhaul A1 class, No. 60163 Tornado will return to the national network this summer, with its first train in June 2024 from the East Midlands and Yorkshire to the iconic Settle and Carlisle...

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July overhaul update

07 July 2023

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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...

Spring 2023

27 June 2023

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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,...