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A new home for The A1 Steam...

26 May 2023 Friday

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In a bitter sweet moment, the Trust has this week vacated the historic Carriage Works on Hopetown Lane, Darlington. We left our home of more than 25 years, to move across the tracks to a new, purpose-built facility on Bonomi Way. P2...

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Marking the Coronation of King...

6 May 2023 Saturday

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The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has been privileged to have a firm relationship with the Monarch and his Queen since 2008.  At this time consideration was being given to the naming of Tornado following completion....

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Half Million Raised for P2 Boiler

2 May 2023 Tuesday

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Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are delighted to report that The Boiler Club has now raised in excess of £500,000! The first of the new boilers, intended for No. 2007 Prince of Wales, is due to be delivered to our new...

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Tender progress

19 October 2021

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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

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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...

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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...

September engineering update -...

10 September 2021

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Pony Truck - The pony truck main frame has been returned from the manufacturer following final machining.  The side control spring components are having the final machining processes completed at...

P2 Fundraising update

20 August 2021

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Fundraising to date: Our ‘P2 for the price of a pint of beer a week’ Covenant scheme has attracted over 1,000 Covenantors to-date - now is the time to come on-board or recruit a friend! ...