We are delighted to bring you a regularly updated review of progress from the construction of our new 'home' in Darlington.
Tornado, Prince of Wales, Anon
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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On 7th July, members of the Monobloc Club were invited to visit Howco in Irvine to view progress with the construction of No. 2007's cylinder block.
Prince of Wales, Our Latest News
Construction of the cylinder block for Prince of Wales has reached a significant milestone. For the first time, the three cylinders have been placed together to check alignment, clearances and to ensure preparations are complete for welding to...
08 January 2021
Locomotive frames - With the engine’s frames erected, all the major frame stays, brackets, horn blocks, axle boxes & buffers have been cast and fitted using around 1,000 driven bolts. With the...
01 January 2021
Alan Parkin has now produced several manufacturing drawings for the approximately 140 individual components which are required to fabricate the cylinder block. At the same time David Elliott is...
28 December 2020
With the system design largely complete the Electrical System Specification has been updated to reflect all the new design elements. A start has been made on writing the section on standards...
23 December 2020
Second pair of coupling rods delivered for Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive
We are extremely pleased to announce that the second pair of machined coupling rods has been delivered to...
22 December 2020
Significant progress has been made with all the major components being on hand the first boiler (the spare for Tornado and Prince of Wales) starting to look like a boiler. The boiler for No. 2007...
18 December 2020