The project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive will be holding a number of roadshows in 2018 with the first at the London Transport Museum on Saturday 13th January 2018, where all attendees will receive complimentary access to the Museum Galleries on the day. Following this presentation, there will be a showing of ‘Tornado – the 100mph steam engine’ and ‘Absolutely Chuffed: The Men Who Built A Steam Engine’, along with guest presenter Tom Ingall, who was the Director, Producer and Narrator of these documentaries. Entrance into both the P2 Roadshow and the special viewing is free.
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust has announced that it will be holding a number of presentations on the project to build new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales in 2018. Each presentation will feature key Trust personnel including Mark Allatt (P2 Project Director) and David Elliott (Director of Engineering) and will cover the background to the project, progress to-date, future plans and details of how to get involved. The presentation will start promptly at 11:00hrs until 13:00hrs on each of the days listed below and are open to existing supporters and interested members of the public:
• Saturday 10th February 2018 – The Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough
• Saturday 3rd March 2018 – The Principle Hotel, York
• Saturday 7th April 2018 – Darlington Locomotive Works, Darlington
• Saturday 19th May 2018 – Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield
• Saturday 9th June 2018 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
• Saturday 8th September 2018 – Derby Conference Centre, Derby
• Saturday 3rd November 2018 – Manchester – venue to be confirmed
• Saturday 8th December 2018 – Hilton Leeds City Hotel, Leeds.
Mark Allatt, P2 Project Director and Trustee, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, commented, “The past four years have seen dramatic progress toward our aim of completing new Gresley class P2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales by 2021. No. 2007 is already at the stage Tornado was nine years into the project. We are holding a series of free roadshow presentations in 2018, starting in London at the London Transport Museum, to promote the £5m project and at each we will cover the background to the project, our progress to-date, future plans and details of how to get involved. These presentations are open to anyone interested in the project and we are encouraging our existing supporters to bring along interested family and friends. Now is the time to get on board this ground breaking project and help the Trust to raise the £5 million needed to ensure its completion in 2021.”