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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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November 2021

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Steam test at Darlington...

21 October 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

An engine was in steam at Darlington Locomotive Works again this week but this was a road locomotive, not a railway one!  In order to test the new axle driven alternator (ADA) which will be fitted...

Tender progress

19 October 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

The tender frames continue to make progress at I.D.Howitt’s works at Crofton, Wakefield. As the accompanying photos show, the adjustable brake pull-rods and tie bars between the lower ends of the...

Pony truck fitted, rods on!

07 October 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

P2 progress on all fronts as pony truck and coupling rods trial fitted for the first time The project to build new Gresley class P2 steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales is delighted to...

October 2021

01 October 2021

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Engineering update - Cylinders...

14 September 2021

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Cylinders and valves - Having gone through a thorough selection process, the order for the fabricated cylinder block was placed with Howco at Irvine in Scotland. Howco is part of a large Japanese...