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Supporters' Open Day

5 Sep 2023 Tuesday

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Over 200 people came along to the very first Open Day at the new Darlington Locomotive Works on Saturday 5th August. Supporters and their guests braved torrential rain to get the first look at the inside of the new home for the Trust. Chairman,...

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The Monobloc - Final Fittings...

7 Jun 2023 Wednesday

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Our engineering team of David Elliott and Terry Graham made the long journey to Howco in Irvine to view progress on the P2 cylinder block and to deliver some more items required to blank off all the holes to enable the hydraulic test to...

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A New Home for The A1 Steam...

26 May 2023 Friday

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In a bitter sweet moment, the Trust has this week vacated the historic Carriage Works on Hopetown Lane, Darlington. We left our home of more than 25 years, to move across the tracks to a new, purpose-built facility on Bonomi Way. P2...

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Up, up and away!

23 January 2018

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

In preparation for wheeling the locomotive, No. 2007's frames were trial lifted by the Matterson jacks at Darlington Locomotive Works.  The lift was successfully achieved proving the integrity and...

Full steam ahead for No. 2007

11 January 2018

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£100,000 appeal for the cylinder block for new Gresley Class P2 steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales reaches two-thirds in just three months We are delighted to say that the £100,000 appeal...

Prince of Wales ready for...

07 January 2018

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Three new plain coupled axles for new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales are expected to arrive at Darlington Locomotive Works from South Africa via Unilathe (where they have been finish...

Final combined frame stay in place

25 December 2017

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Working right up until the Christmas break, the team at Darlington Locomotive Works took delivery of and installed the final combined frame stay and spring bracket assembly.  All photos by David...

December 2017

19 December 2017

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An audience with the Prince of...

16 December 2017

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The project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive will be holding a number of roadshows in 2018 with the first at the London Transport Museum on Saturday 13th January 2018, where all...

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