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The new V4, No. 3403, will be...

26 Oct 2022 Wednesday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is pleased to announce that their next new build steam locomotive project will be called Highlander. Announced at the A1SLT Annual Convention on Saturday 22nd October, following consultation with...

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Monobloc Preview Delights Donors

25 Oct 2022 Tuesday

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Following years of careful design work, in August 2021 an order was placed with Howco at Irving to manufacture a fabricated cylinder monobloc for the P2 class locomotive Prince of Wales. The ‘bloc took a small break from machining to...

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Darlington Locomotive Works 2

10 Oct 2022 Monday

We are delighted to bring you a regularly updated review of progress from the construction of our new 'home' in Darlington.

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Early in 2021 Darlington Council made public their ambitions for the Railway Heritage Quarter and residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the proposals for the redevelopment of the Head of Steam – Darlington Railway...

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May 2021

28 May 2021

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P2 Roadshows

21 May 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

P2 Roadshow for 2021 and 2022 The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, also the builders, owners and operators of 100mph famous new steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado, will be holding a number of...

All six coupling rods delivered

11 May 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Funds raised to build new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales reached £3.9m We are thrilled to announce that all six machined coupling rods have now been delivered to Darlington...

April 2021

23 April 2021

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Tender construction continues

14 April 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Further progress is being made a I D Howitt Ltd at Crofton, Wakefield with the tender frames. All the hornblocks have had their manganese steel liners finish machined and are now permanently...

Boiler(s) update

13 April 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Meiningen continues to make good progress with both the boiler for Prince of Wales and the spare for both engines (all photos by DB Meiningen unless stated).   The outer firebox is welded to the...