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...
11 December 2020
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02 December 2020
Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Anon, The Communication Cord
18 November 2020
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SUPPORTING OUR BIRTHDAY APPEALS
It’s hard to believe that it is now 30 years since The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust was formed to build a new Peppercorn class A1 ‘Pacific’. The original A1s were...
13 November 2020
10 October 2020
09 October 2020
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is one of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery...