FAQs

Q: How can I join A1A Locomotives ?
A: Please contact our Financial Director

Q: Are there any benefits of being a member ?
A: Please see the shareholders / membership section for Shareholders benefits

Q: How long have you been established ?
A: We’ve been growing in strength and membership since 1990. See our achievements at a glance.

Q: Where are the locos currently based ?
A: 31108 – Midland Railway – Butterley

31162 – Midland Railway – Butterley
31271 – Nene Valley Railway

31414 – Barrow Hill
31418 – Midland Railway-Butterley

Q: When is 31108 / 31162 / 31271 working next and where ?
A: Please go to the loco roster page.

Q: 31418 has a scrap power unit – will it ever run again ?
A: Yes. A replacement power unit has already been fitted and the loco is currently under mechanical restoration. Please see the 31418 page for full details.

Q: Are your locos passed for the main line ?
A: 31108, 31162 and 31271 are restored to represent historically accurate stages in their BR careers and are not approved to work on the main line under current Network Rail standards. They are all registered on TOPS and are certified to be hauled over Network Rail enabling them to be moved on the main line to Diesel Gala events and preservation centres around Britain.

Q: I don’t want to join but can I donate some books on railway items to your sales stand ?
A: Yes please! Our sales stand visits a number of major events each year, often accompanying our locos. Donations of any suitable, saleable items of railway interest are most appreciated. Please contact the Financial Director.

Q: I act as a preservation correspondent for a national publication – who acts as a publicity contact for A1A Locomotives?
A: Please contact our Publicity Director