It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Malcolm Crawley, one of the Trust’s Vice Presidents, on Sunday.
Malcolm was a Doncaster Works premium apprentice 1947–52 under Arthur Peppercorn, Tornado’s designer. A retired BR engineer, Malcolm worked on the design, construction and maintenance of the original class A1s. He was also Chairman of The Gresley Society Trust and President of the LNER Society.
A true gentleman, Malcolm was an inspiration to all those involved in the building and now operation of Tornado and was always available to share his wisdom and experience. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
We send our sincere condolences to his widow Marian and his five daughters.
Malcolm loads the first shovels of coal into Tornado's firebox - A1SLT