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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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Final maintenance update

20 May 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

On Monday 1st February we returned to York to carry out our annual examinations on No. 60163 and support coach No. 21249. Tornado underwent full mechanical cold and hot functional examinations to...

May 2021

17 May 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Spring is in the air!

16 April 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

With Tornado side-lined at the National Railway Museum during the winter and little prospect of any work until the spring we have taken the opportunity to change five locomotive driving wheel...

April 2021

09 April 2021

Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph

Winter maintenance - a further...

08 April 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

At the end of November we prepared for the visit of Andy Wright, the British Engineering Services boiler inspector.  Andy was to carry out the annual insurance company cold inspection on the...

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust to...

03 April 2021

Tornado, Our Latest News

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) to receive £11,100 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit...

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