LMS-Patriot Project

  • ‘Patriot’ No. 5551 moves to new Derbyshire home

    ‘Patriot’ No. 5551 moves to new Derbyshire home

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    NEW-BUILD LMS ‘Patriot’ No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior arrived at the Midland Railway-Butterley’s Swanwick Junction on the evening of August 12, beginning the final chapter in the construction of the new Fowler 4-6-0. The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust has been awarded the contract to complete the assembly of No. 5551 (RM August), which is…

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

    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. The ‘Patriot’s’ bottom end and associated components will leave their current home at Crewe Heritage Centre later this…

  • LMS Patriot – new contractor selected to complete The Unknown Warrior

    LMS Patriot – new contractor selected to complete The Unknown Warrior

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    The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust will complete the construction of new-build No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior at its Butterley base.

  • More ‘Patriot’ progress as 2020 target date looms

    More ‘Patriot’ progress as 2020 target date looms

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    The LMS-Patriot Project is picking up the pace of construction of its Fowler ‘Patriot’ 4-6-0 No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior across three fronts as the November 2020 steaming target draws closer.

  • New-build ‘Patriot’ will put right a huge wrong

    New-build ‘Patriot’ will put right a huge wrong

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    With fond memories of the unrebuilt parallel-boiler ‘Patriot’ 4-6-0s from 60 years ago, Pete Kelly looks forward to both the completion of The LMS-Patriot Project’s new-build main line locomotive No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior and the forthcoming Bachmann Branchline model of the same national memorial engine.  Dressed in LMS crimson lake livery, Bachmann Branchline’s forthcoming…

  • Falkland’s veteran Simon unveils new ‘Patriot’ crest

    Falkland’s veteran Simon unveils new ‘Patriot’ crest

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    A NEW crest depicting a First World War ‘Tommy’ standing over the grave of a fallen comrade has been unveiled on the nameplate of new-build ‘Patriot’ No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior by Simon Weston CBE. The unveiling took place during a special Armistice commemoration event at Crewe Heritage Centre on November 10, which also provided a…

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