NEW STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TO MOVE FOR
FIRST TIME ON SATURDAY
150 to attend Convention on Saturday 5th October to review progress
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, the registered charity that is building the first new mainline
steam locomotive in Britain for over 40 years at a cost of around £2 million, is expecting 150
covenantors at its Annual Convention on Saturday 5 October 2002. Having just fitted No. 60163
Tornado to its wheels, the Trust will be moving the incomplete locomotive on its own wheels for
the first time at around 11.00hrs. The Trust will also be unveiling several significant new
components for Tornado including fettled coupling and connecting rods ready for fitting to the
The Convention starts at 10.30hrs at Darlington Locomotive Works, Hopetown Lane,
Darlington, County Durham where covenantors will see Tornado move and be given an update
on construction progress over the past year.
Attendees will then be taken by vintage bus to the Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington where
lunch will be served. This will be followed at 14.00hrs by presentations on the project’s financial
status and an overview of the Trust’s plans for 2003.