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Steam test at Darlington...

21 October 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

An engine was in steam at Darlington Locomotive Works again this week but this was a road locomotive, not a railway one!  In order to test the new axle driven alternator (ADA) which will be fitted...

Tender progress

19 October 2021

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The tender frames continue to make progress at I.D.Howitt’s works at Crofton, Wakefield. As the accompanying photos show, the adjustable brake pull-rods and tie bars between the lower ends of the...

Pony truck fitted, rods on!

07 October 2021

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P2 progress on all fronts as pony truck and coupling rods trial fitted for the first time The project to build new Gresley class P2 steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales is delighted to...

Engineering update - Cylinders...

14 September 2021

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Cylinders and valves - Having gone through a thorough selection process, the order for the fabricated cylinder block was placed with Howco at Irvine in Scotland. Howco is part of a large Japanese...

September engineering update -...

10 September 2021

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Pony Truck - The pony truck main frame has been returned from the manufacturer following final machining.  The side control spring components are having the final machining processes completed at...

P2 Fundraising update

20 August 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Fundraising to date: Our ‘P2 for the price of a pint of beer a week’ Covenant scheme has attracted over 1,000 Covenantors to-date - now is the time to come on-board or recruit a friend! ...

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