First major construction milestone!

Frame plates ordered!   The project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive, No. 2007 Prince of Wales, is delighted to announce that the first major milestone in the building of the locomotive, the procurement of the engine’s frames, is now confirmed with an order placed with Tata Steel, a significant partner in the project.

Thanks to the unprecedented success of The Founders Club, since its launch only four months ago, 250 people from as far afield as North America, Australia and Europe have signed up to the club generating in excess of £300,000 towards the initial phase of this exciting project.  This has enabled rapid advancement in acquiring key parts of the locomotive and a demonstration to partners such as Tata Steel, of the support and feasibility of this exciting endeavour.