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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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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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Overhaul Update April

18 April 2023

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The work on Tornado continues in Loughborough and Darlington. At LMS's works, we are now on the final...

Family tickets introduced on...

21 March 2023

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21st Century Steam Ltd is delighted to introduce a Family Ticket for a table for four on board it’s Aberdonian programme of trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow, offering more affordable...

ETCS advances

21 March 2023

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Rob Morland's team has been making signficant progress installing the Trust element of the ETCS wiring and the tender is now almost complete.  Everything is working according to the...

Doubling the power

16 March 2023

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Tornado - a boiler update

23 February 2023

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It seems like every other month brings another wave of obstacles and difficulties delaying Tornado's return to steam. Following the jubilation on the repatriation of the A1's...

ETCS Installation Project Milestone

20 February 2023

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As part of the development of the national rail network, the deployment of digital signalling has been authorised on the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross. From 2026, all trains on...

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