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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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New Dates for Nene Valley Visit

1 Mar 2024 Friday

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  New build A1 Class locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, is approaching the end of a major overhaul. The locomotive was committed to visit the Nene Valley Railway (NVR) as its first official engagement at the end of March. Unfortunately,...

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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...

Summer 2022

27 August 2022

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Further overhaul progress at...

18 August 2022

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Myriad tasks have been performed at Locomotive Maintenance Services (LMS) at Loughborough.  This gallery illustrates some of the many tasks underway or completed. Click on the images below to...

'The Aberdonian' - a three year...

17 August 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) and DB Cargo UK Ltd are pleased to announce a three year agreement to operate steam hauled charter trains in the U.K. Commencing in 2023, and to run for an...

Roadshow - London Transport...

17 August 2022

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We are sorry to say that the Roadshow planned this Saturday, 20th August, at the London Transport Museum, has had to be postponed due to the ongoing rail strikes.  Saturday's industrial...

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