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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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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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July 2021

09 July 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Vacancy: Engineering Technician

09 July 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Vacancy: Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach Fitter) The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is recruiting again and is seeking an Engineering Technician (Steam Locomotive & Coach...

June 2021

11 June 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Spring 2021

10 June 2021

Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Anon, The Communication Cord

Steam test at the NRM

22 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Following the conclusion of the extended winter maintenance it was time to get the locomotive in steam for its official examinations. With the boiler refilled the fire was lit and the engine...

Open Days at Darlington...

21 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

Open Days at Darlington Locomotive Works  - Online booking system We are re-opening the works to the public on the first and third Saturday of each month via the pre-booking system below. The...

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