"To develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for mainline and preserved railway use"
No. 2007 Prince of Wales - from a Gresley Society original
The first Gresley class P2 No. 2001 Cock o' the North 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. We will use modern computer design and modelling techniques to enable it to deliver its true potential hauling passenger trains at high speed across the national network.
Wheel casting at William Cook Cast Products
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