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The Tornado Team

The Tornado Team

The Trust is looking to the future and, most importantly, ensuring that the work on these ground-breaking new build projects is carried on by the next generation of steam enthusiasts.  Bridging the gap between the first discoveries of Thomas and pitching in at a local heritage line in their later teens, this club is designed specifically with the younger Tornado fan in mind. We hope the Tornado Team will foster a genuine care for and understanding of the locomotive that will ensure the continuation of the work of the Trust for many years to come.

The Tornado Team is for children aged 5 – 15 and costs £25.00 a year.  New members will receive a welcome gift when they join.  Other benefits include:

  •  Newsletters twice a year to which Tornado Team members are encouraged to contribute their stories, pictures and questions.
  • A birthday message from Tornado.
  • Tornado Team events where members will have exclusive access to the engine and the people who look after it.

A Tornado Team membership would make an ideal birthday or Christmas present for a young Tornado fan.  Download and complete the application form and return to:

The Tornado Team, Darlington Locomotive Works, 9 Bonomi Way, Darlington, DL3 0PY.

If you require further information on the Tornado Team or have any questions, please email