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Valve Gear Reaches First Milestone

27 Jun 2024 Thursday

Over £50k raised in under two months, kick starting prototype production

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is building a brand new P2 class steam locomotive, and that project has taken another step towards completion thanks to the generosity of its donors. Just two months after its launch, the Valve Gear Club has raised...

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TENDER FRAMES DELIVERED TO...

26 Jun 2024 Wednesday

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Last week, this eagerly anticipated locomotive took another big step towards completion, as the tender frames which were being manufactured off site were delivered to the Darlington Works. On 12th June, the tender frames for P2 No....

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A1SLT Signs Armed Forces Covenant

21 Jun 2024 Friday

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On the evening of Wednesday 12th June, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust officially signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. The signatories were AVM Ranald Munro CB CBE TD VR DL, Brigadier Anna Kimber, Captain Will Blackett RN and, from the...

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Bearings, axles and wheels away

17 March 2018

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

In the last couple of weeks work has concentrated on fitting the bearings to the axles and preparing the axles and wheels for transport to the South Devon Railway for assembly.  The following...

Winter 2018

06 March 2018

Tornado, The Communication Cord, Prince of Wales, The Communication Cord, Highlander, The Communication Cord

February 2018

28 February 2018

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Progress on multiple fronts

19 February 2018

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

In the last couple of weeks an awful lot has been going on at Darlington Locomotive Works.  Three coupled axles have arrived and the leading coupled axle set up to press on its bearings.  There...

Girl Power at Darlington...

09 February 2018

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

The project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive has appointed Daniela Filová as its Assistant Mechanical Engineer. This coincides with the money spent to-date on the new Gresley...

Design, components, assembly!

07 February 2018

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Progress continues on many fronts at Darlington Locomotive Works (and elsewhere) in the race to assemble Prince of Wales.  In the following photos, Daniela can be seen working on the CAD of the...

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