Gresley class ‘V4’ No. 3403

  • A1 trust takes delivery of first new components   for ‘V4’ project

    A1 trust takes delivery of first new components for ‘V4’ project

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    THE first new components for the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s (A1SLT) third new-build locomotive – Gresley ‘V4’ 2-6-2 No. 3403 – have been delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works ahead of the project’s formal launch next year. The £4,320 order for 12 tender spring hooks was placed with Unilathe of Stoke-on-Trent as part of a larger order…

  • ‘P2’ construction makes progress behind the scenes

    ‘P2’ construction makes progress behind the scenes

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    Things may appear to have gone quiet in Darlington, but the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust continues to make what it described as “a lot of essential but relatively unspectacular” progress.

  • A1 trust reveals key design changes for new Gresley ‘V4’

    A1 trust reveals key design changes for new Gresley ‘V4’

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    THE A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT) is making headway with preparations to launch its project to build new Gresley class ‘V4’ No. 3403 in the spring of 2020. The trust has also revealed some of the improvements it will incorporate into the design, based on 10 years’ operation of ‘A1’ No. 60163 Tornado. The design will largely…

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