Fitting ERTMS to Steam Locomotive Tornado
  • Lecture Theatre 5, Babbage Building, Plymouth University

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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.

All welcome.

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Image credit: The ubiquitous Tornado pounds up Bishop's Lydiard with a Minehead train, its exhaust adding to the thick morning mist. By Hugh Llewelyn from Bristol, UK (60163  Uploaded by Oxyman) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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