ASTT’s 2022 Conference held in Darlington over weekend of 15/16 October


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Help Ukraine (and save a diesel!)

Dāvis Bušs, our member from Latvia, is seeking donations to save a diesel-electric locomotive fitted with a 50kW diesel generator that is big enough to power really large consumers such as a hospital, etc.  After the war, it would become a museum exhibit. A summary of the project can be found at http://kudrasbanitis.lv/index.php/en/projects/187-locomotive-esu2a-for-ukraine including a […]

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March 2023 Newsletter released

In case any members are not receiving our emails, our Newsletter editor, Iain McCall, has today (21/11/23) circulated the March 2023 edition of our Newsletter.  Filling 57 pages, it contains our usual updates on ASTT’s membership and activities, plus three articles of great interest: Derivation of the Locomotive Energy Balance by Martin Johnson, Cylindrical Fireboxes—Sorting […]

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November 2022 Newsletter released

In case any members are not receiving our emails, our Newsletter editor, Iain McCall, circulated the November 2022 edition of our Newsletter this afternoon (20th November 2022).  Filling 42 pages, it contains several interesting articles in addition to our usual reports on ASTT’s membership and activities. If any member has not received a copy of […]

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Shaun McMahon: 1964 – 2022

We are deeply saddened to report the untimely death of Shaun McMahon.  It is understood that he died in Buenos Aires from complications associated with Covid. Shaun began his railway career on the Ffestiniog Railway, joining the permanent staff there as a trainee technician engineer in 1984 when Phil Girdlestone was Works Manager.  Thus began […]

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Porta Papers Volume 3 – Now on Sale

After a few set-backs and delays, ASTT’s latest publication “Selection of Papers by L.D. Porta – Volume 3” is now available for purchase through this website. It features 19 papers formed into three groups under the headings: Boilers, Fireboxes and Combustion. Full details can be found on the book’s sales page. This is the third […]

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