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Wheeled Frames and Painted...

05 September 2023

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The last week of August has seen some big milestones hit in Tornado's overhaul. In Loughborough, the driving wheels have been returned to the frames: a significant step fowards! The...

July ETCS update

02 September 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The ETCS batteries have been permanently wired up with cable management.  These will be used with the Shore Power Supply to support testing of the tender mounted ETCS components. The...

June ETCS update

09 August 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

We have continued to make good progress on the electrical aspects of the overhaul and the fitting of ETCS to Tornado.  For ETCS we are working in partnership with SNC-Lavalin and Thales on...

Success! Tornado's boiler...

12 July 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

After months of frustration and hard work on Tornado's boiler, we are delighted to report that following a successful hydraulic text last week, the boiler today passed its steam test. BES...

July overhaul update

07 July 2023

Tornado, Our Latest News

The work on Tornado continues in Loughborough and Darlington. At LMS's works, we are now on the final straight ahead of re-wheeling the frames. During the overhaul we were aware of a minor...

The 'Aberdonian' programme

15 June 2023

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As you will be aware, our flagship locomotive No. 60163 Tornado has been under overhaul for an extended period. This is primarily due to additional work needed to repair the boiler. We...