Gresley P2 project back on the road


THE project team behind the £5 million building of the world’s fastest-growing standard gauge new-build project is to hold a fresh series of Saturday roadshows across the country, in an endeavour to boost support.

How the new Gresley P2 will look in 2021 – providing that fundraising continues at its present rate. A1SLT

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, builder and operator of A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado, has announced that it will be holding presentations on the project to build new Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales along the route of the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh and Aberdeen this year.

The first roadshow, on Saturday, January 14, will be held at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, where all attendees will receive complimentary access to the museum galleries on the day.

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Each presentation will feature key trust personnel including chairman Mark Allatt and director of engineering David Elliott.

The presentations will run from 11am to 1pm on each of the days listed here and are open to existing supporters and interested members of the public. They will cover the background to the project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive, progress to date, future plans and details of how to get involved.

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