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9 Dec 2022 Friday

Tornado’s boiler leaves DB Meiningen

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We are delighted to bring you the excellent news that Tornado's boiler passed its hydraulic tests last week and is today leaving DB Meiningen headed back to the UK. Whilst in Germany, Tornado's boiler was extensively...

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ETCS Installation Progress

12 Nov 2022 Saturday

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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 work was on Tornado's tender.  Alan...

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

26 Oct 2022 Wednesday

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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 22nd October, following consultation with...

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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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