Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust

  • ‘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…

  • Severn Valley supports £50m scheme which could reopen Eardington Halt

    Severn Valley supports £50m scheme which could reopen Eardington Halt

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    THE Severn Valley Railway has backed a £50 million holiday venue plan which could see Eardington station reopened. General manager Nick Ralls has written to Shropshire Council in support of multi-million pound plans for the leisure development on the Astbury Estate near Bridgnorth, drawn up by the FCFM Group. The estate, which already includes a…

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