‘From Dream to Steam’, ‘The Tornado Story’  and ‘Building Britain’s Most Powerful Steam Locomotive’ P2, 2007 Prince of Wales, Lectures

The Trust regularly gives fascinating PowerPoint Presentations to interested groups on our work; how we built and now, how we operate Tornado and how we are building Prince of Wales as part of our ongoing Educational remit and many of these talks are free and open to the public.

We can promise you a most interesting and entertaining occasion!

To arange your own lecture or for more information on attending one please see the bottom of the page for full details.

Chris Ardy Presentations Coordinator

Forthcoming Presentations by the Trust    (To see recent Presentations by the Trust please see our Public Talks page)

Most Roadshow presentations will start promptly at 11:00hrs until 13:00hrs apart from the ones marked *. Please contact the office (01325 460163) for timings as these are being planned around trains hauled by No. 60163 Tornado.

Updated 05 April 2022

20 May 2022 – Northallerton Rotary Club, David Elliott, A1 & P2

24 May 2022 – Keighley Association of Engineers, Graham Nicholas, P2

09 July 2022 – York, Gresley Society, David Elliott, P2

20 August 2022 – P2 Roadshow, The London Transport Museum, Covent Garden – 11:00hrs – 13:00hrs

13 September 2022 – Tewkesbury Railway Club, Mark Allatt, P2

02 November 2022 – Stockport U3A, Graham Nicholas, P2

05 April 2023 – Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers, Huw Parker, P2



One of our speakers Graham Nicholas makes a presentation to the MOSI on the 12th April 2012

Recent feedback comments.

“A truly exceptional event – highly informative and entertaining from a brilliant speaker.”

An excellent presentation on all levels; marketing, financial and technical given by somebody who clearly knew Tornado inside out.

The lecturer was one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable that I’ve encountered for a long time.

This must be one of the most interesting talks that I have attended. This was enhanced by the fact that the speaker was so directly involved and hands on.The tornado project has so captured the public’s interest. It was a privilege to have attended this event. Thanks to all involved.

Overall I consider this to have been an excellent presentation that kept the audience enthralled. Well done indeed!”

To arrange your own lecture or wish to attend one full details can be found below:

We can usually offer speakers nationwide, and we have lectured all over the UK, on Cruise liners; on one occasion a talk was given to the Shanghai Steam Club in China! We have also given a talk to the Indian National Steam Congress in Delhi.
We welcome all enquires, from small local groups to large corporate events. If you would like to book or attend a presentation, please contact Chris Ardy at detailing your group’s background, date required, location, and attendance numbers expected.
Our superb PowerPoint slide and digital video media Presentation can be easily adjusted to suit your group’s meeting from 45 to 120 minutes (Q & A sessions always welcome) We do ask that a digital media projector and screen are provided, with audio sound. Our speaker can normally can bring their own lap-top to plug-in, together with a selection of  our Tornado Official merchandise to sell if required.
Whilst the Trust does not charge a fee for these Lectures, we do ask that you please kindly consider making a most appreciated donation, all of which goes towards Tornado’s upkeep and now the building of Prince of Wales.
May we suggest for larger or Corporate events a minimum donation of £500 or £100 for smaller clubs/societies. (Just £40 for very small groups with less than 40 members) Travel expenses, plus a hotel, should your location deem it necessary, are respectfully required for all our speakers. You may download a Donation form
A complete Lecture resume, synopsis and suggested titles will be sent upon your confirmed booking request. Delegate leaflets will be provided.