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New ETCS Testing Plan Following...

21 Feb 2024 Wednesday

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Tornado, Our Latest News

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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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Tornado, Our Latest News

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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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Delays to Tornado's overhaul

28 July 2022

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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...

Further progress - July

22 July 2022

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Steady progress continues to be made on multiple fronts to ensure that the locomotive is ready for the return of the wheelsets and boiler.

Overhaul progress - July

18 July 2022

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An update from Locomotive Maintenance Services

Overhaul Extended

30 June 2022

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Tornado is currently undergoing a scheduled major overhaul, something that was planned for completion in June. Unfortunately, due to the impact of covid-19 on industry and manufacturing in...

Introducing 21st Century Steam...

25 May 2022

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to introduce the new name for its railtours business: 21st Century Steam Ltd.

Overhaul over-run explained

13 May 2022

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Tornado’s overhaul programme is running slightly later than expected. This is focussed in three main areas. The boiler will be back around the end of May, rather than the beginning....

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