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Full steam ahead for the "Heir"...

01 October 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

We are delighted to announce that significant progress has been made on our two new boilers.  In June 2019 the Trust placed a £1m order with Dampflokwerk Meiningen (Steam Locomotive Works...

First heavy motion components...

29 September 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

We are happy to report that the first completed heavy motion – two intermediate coupling rods - has been delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works only seven years after the launch of the project...

2020 'Virtual' Convention

26 September 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

For the first time ever our annual convention has gone virtual. It is now available for general viewing so learn more about the construction of the P2, new tours for Tornado and much more by...

Cylinder and valve gear development

12 September 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Whilst Alan Parkin has been developing manufacturing drawings for the cylinder block, David Elliott has resolved one of the more tricky design issues with the poppet valve gear. One of the...

Pony truck progress.

26 August 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

Although delayed by Covid-19, the pony truck frame is making progress at North View Engineering Solutions in Darlington. The main elements (frame and steering arm) have been fabricated and parts...

Keeping on track for the future.

26 August 2020

Prince of Wales, Our Latest News

It’s now 30 years since The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust was formed to build a new Peppercorn class A1 ‘Pacific’. The original A1s were built by British Railways in 1948/49, however all were scrapped...

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