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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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First major construction milestone!

09 February 2014

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Frame plates ordered!   The project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive, No. 2007 Prince of Wales, is delighted to announce that the first major milestone in the building of the...

March 2014

02 February 2014

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P2 Roadshows - the dates!

16 January 2014

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

We will announce more following dates and venues for the P2 Roadshow in due course.  Booking details will follow but please ensure you have the dates in your diaries!

P2 progress - January 2014

03 January 2014

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Founders - having set an initial target of raising £100,000 (100 people donating £1,000 each) seed funding by May 2014 to give the project a kick-start and get the main frames laid, 215 people are...

First P2 component arrives at...

20 November 2013

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

A significant component for No.2007 has been delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works - the nameplate!  Fixed to an LNER green backing sheet, the plate has pride of place in the workshop.

No. 2007 to be named Prince of...

14 November 2013

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

In honour of Prince Charles's 65th Birthday, Britain's most powerful steam locomotive is to be named after the heir to the throne The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (P2SLC), the builder of...