Introducing A1A Locomotives Ltd
We are dedicated to actively preserving & operating class 31 diesel locos and membership is open to anyone supporting these aims. The company was formed in Autumn 1995 taking over the operations from the former A1A Group, which was itself formed at an inaugural meeting of committed class 31 followers on the 'Wensleydale Wanderer' railtour of 27/05/1990. All locomotive maintainence is carried out by A1A Locos Ltd as is the operation of all our fleet.
Our operational fleet consists of unrefurbished 31162 together with refurbished 31108 and 31271. One-time unique 'Skinhead' Class 31/4 and oldest surviving 'production series' class 31 no 31418 , is currently under long-term overhaul from 'as withdrawn' condition.
31123 was purchased for spares in 2005.
We are proud to have achieved a reputation for quality restoration work and reliable service at a wide variety of preservation centres and diesel events, some of which have brought the first ever visit of the class to a particular location.
Funds are raised by selling shares on a non-profit making basis, in the same way as several other successful preservation schemes. With over 200 shareholders in membership, we are committed to active preservation and every share sold will help us in the restoration, upkeep and operation of our fleet of four locos.
Your support will therefore be most welcome.
A1A Locomotives Ltd is registered in England & Wales. Company Number 3101954.
Registered Office: 50 Thrunscoe Road