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...
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...
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...
09 April 2021
Tornado, The Tornado Telegraph
08 April 2021
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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...
03 April 2021
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...
19 March 2021
A new art installation has been unveiled in Darlington to help celebrate the town’s rich railway heritage. The piece of public art takes pride of place on a key route into the town centre, the...
16 March 2021
Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Anon, The Communication Cord
12 March 2021