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There have been many variations to the plan, making updates before this time difficult as they would have risked being out of date as...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

Stockton & Darlington Railway...

07 February 2023

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An award from The National Lottery Heritage Fund will enable redevelopment of heritage buildings as well as a community engagement programme to celebrate the Stockton and Darlington Railway...

Gearing up for the return of...

13 January 2023

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Now that the boiler is back on British soil, and strides are being made in Darlington to have it steam tested and re-clad within the next few weeks, it's all hands to the pump in...

Boiler overhaul progress at DLW

13 January 2023

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Since its arrival back at Darlington Locomotive Works (DLW), Tornado's boiler has been subject to much activity with the replacement of many of the overhauled fittings and a start made on...

Tornado's overhaul and plans...

11 January 2023

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Whilst we look forward to updating you all with the news that our flagship locomotive, Tornado, is finally back on the rails, unfortunately that day is a little further away than any of...