Britain's most powerful steam locomotive

A FREE talk for the public by Chris Ardy (FP2 Steam Locomotive Company).

Gresley Class P2 No. 2007 "Prince of Wales"

Gresley Class P2 No. 2007 "Prince of Wales"

PLEASE NOTE: The location for this event has changed from its previously advertised venue and will now be held at Anglia Ruskin University Room SAL001.

The first Gresley class P2 No. 2001 was completed in 1934 by the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) at its Doncaster works. It was the most powerful express passenger steam locomotive ever built for a British railway. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LNER who also designed the famous class A3 No. 4472 Flying Scotsman and world speed record holder class A4 No. 4468 Mallard, the class, which was eventually to number six, was constructed for use on the arduous Edinburgh to Aberdeen route.

The P2SLC will build the 7th member of the Gresley P2 class steam locomotives, No. 2007, Prince of Wales. The project will demonstrate how the most powerful class of express passenger steam locomotives to operate in the UK can be fully realised. Using modern computer design and modelling techniques to enable it to deliver its true potential hauling passenger trains at high speed across the national network.

No registration required. All welcome.


21 September 2022 from 19:30 to 21:30
Anglia Ruskin University (Room SAL 001)
Michael Salmon Building
Bishop Hall Lane
United Kingdom
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