Skip to main content



Army on Track at DLW

17 Jul 2024 Wednesday

News Editor

Our Latest News, Our Latest News


Now that the dust has settled after the election, and rules around purdah lifted, we can tell you all about the hive of activity at DLW at the start of June! In the first weekend in June, 507 STRE (Railway Infrastructure) Royal Engineers...

Read more

Valve Gear Reaches First Milestone

27 Jun 2024 Thursday

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

News Editor

Our Latest News


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...

Read more


26 Jun 2024 Wednesday

News Editor

Our Latest News


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....

Read more

Our Latest News


Regular donation scheme launched

18 March 2014

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

The main covenanting scheme was launched on 8th March at the London Roadshow, you can make a regular donation by downloading the forms here.  David Champion, a former chairman of The A1 Steam...

Winter 2014

27 February 2014

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

Winter 2014

James May makes first component...

23 February 2014

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

James May, TV presenter, media celebrity and self confessed steam enthusiast has agreed to make the first part of what will be the most powerful steam locomotive to operate in Great Britain; new...

P2 on BBC 'Inside Out'

18 February 2014

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

On Monday 17th February the BBC's 'Inside Out' programme featured both Tornado and Prince of Wales.  UK residents can watch the footage here - start viewing at 11.55 minutes.  This will be live on...

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

Mikado Messenger