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Darlington Locomotive Works 2

2 Aug 2022 Tuesday

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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Tornado, Prince of Wales, Anon


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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Monobloc Club members visit Howco.

11 Jul 2022 Monday

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On 7th July, members of the Monobloc Club were invited to visit Howco in Irvine to view progress with the construction of No. 2007's cylinder block.

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21 Jun 2022 Tuesday

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Prince of Wales, Our Latest News


Construction of the cylinder block for Prince of Wales has reached a significant milestone. For the first time, the three cylinders have been placed together to check alignment, clearances and to ensure preparations are complete for welding to...

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All six coupling rods delivered

11 May 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Funds raised to build new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales reached £3.9m We are thrilled to announce that all six machined coupling rods have now been delivered to Darlington...

April 2021

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Tender construction continues

14 April 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Further progress is being made a I D Howitt Ltd at Crofton, Wakefield with the tender frames. All the hornblocks have had their manganese steel liners finish machined and are now permanently...

Boiler(s) update

13 April 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Meiningen continues to make good progress with both the boiler for Prince of Wales and the spare for both engines (all photos by DB Meiningen unless stated).   The outer firebox is welded to the...

Prince of Wales to be rebuilt...

01 April 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Hornby announces model of Thompson class A2/2 No. 60507 Prince of Wales The project to build new Gresley class P2 steam locomotive No. 2007 Prince of Wales is delighted to announce that the...

Suppliers sought for cylinder...

29 March 2021

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

We are pleased to announce that we have approached five engineering companies to manufacture the complex fabricated cylinder block with responses to our Request for Quotation for Construction...