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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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ETCS Installation Progress

12 November 2022

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Our Director of Electrical Engineering, Rob Morland, and Design Engineer, Alan Parkin, completed a successful three days at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) in Loughborough.  Most of...

The new V4, No. 3403, will be...

26 October 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is pleased to announce that their next new build steam locomotive project will be called Highlander. Announced at the A1SLT Annual Convention on Saturday...

Darlington Locomotive Works 2

10 October 2022

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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...

Getting a tender tanked.

24 September 2022

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After recently reuniting Tornado's tender frame with the wheel sets, the tender tank was lifted onto the frames. The tender will now receive its top coats of paint ahead of fitting out...

Musical bogies!

15 September 2022

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Tornado's support coach, No. 21249, moved from the GCR to Nemesis Rail a few weeks ago for a bogie swap.  Hopefully once the music stops it will be sitting on a pair of newly refurbished...

Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

08 September 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, based in Darlington, is profoundly shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the death of our beloved Queen, Queen Elizabeth.  At this time of National...

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