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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There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time difficult as they would have risked being out of date as...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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Boiler Work Underway

24 April 2023

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Last week, we took delivery of the new boiler tubes and stay material for No.60163 Tornado’s boiler. These will be affixed by Northern Steam Engineering Ltd (NSEL) over the coming weeks, and...

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...

Winter 2023

29 March 2023

The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord, The Communication Cord

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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