Duchess of Sutherland team to complete new-build ‘Patriot’

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THE Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust (PRCLT) has been awarded the contract to complete Fowler ‘Patriot’ 4-6-0 No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior by the LMS-Patriot Project.

The PRCLT also operates and maintains Stanier Pacific No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland.

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The ‘Patriot’s’ bottom end and associated components will leave their current home at Crewe Heritage Centre later this summer and move to the PRCLT’s West Shed base at Swanwick Junction, Midland Railway – Butterley. 

Left to right: LMS-Patriot Company engineering director Steve Blackburn and Andy Collinson, chairman of LMS-Patriot Enterprises, join Simon Scott (centre), Kevin West, CME of The LMS-Patriot Project and Nigel Barber, from the PRCLT, with No. 5551 at Crewe Heritage Centre on July 10. BOB SWEET

The boiler will follow once it has been completed by Heritage Boiler Steam Services at Huyton, near Liverpool.

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

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