A1 Trust orders two new boilers

A1 Trust orders TWO new boilers from DB Meiningen

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GERMAN steam locomotive works Dampflokwerk Meiningen has been awarded the contract to construct the new Diagram 118a boiler for new-build LNER ‘P2’ 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales.

The £1million order by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) covers not only the boiler for the Gresley Mikado, but also a second identical boiler for the trust’s flagship Peppercorn Pacific No. 60163 Tornado. 

The Diagram 118a boiler, built by DB Meiningen, is pictured during its construction in July 2006. DAVID ELLIOTT/A1SLT

The Diagram 118a boiler is an updated version of the original LNER Diagram 118 boiler, modified to incorporate modern materials, welded construction and a steel firebox. 


This second batch of boilers will feature a number of modifications, which have either been fitted to Tornado’s current Meiningen-built boiler during its operational life, or planned improvements based on future usage with the ‘P2’.

Read more in the July 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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