The last of the renowned Peppercorn 'A1' steam locomotives was scrapped in 1966, but now a brand new 'A1', No. 60163 Tornado, has been brought to life.
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust - a registered charity - has built a completely new 'A1' to the original design and with the help of the latest technology. Fitted with additional water capacity and the latest railway safety electronics, Tornado is fully equipped for today’s main line railway.
David Elliott's talk will describe the engineering challenges of making a steam locomotive work with the latest generation of railway signalling equipment, ERTMS.
Refreshments will be available before the start of the lecture from 6.30pm in Room 003, Babbage Building.