Coinciding with St George’s Day, the rolling of the 21 ton steel frames for a new steam locomotive which will eventually weigh around 170 tons is a significant step in the construction of Prince of Wales. The rolling of the frames, traditionally the point at which the locomotive is deemed to exist, comes hot on the heels of TV presenter James May making the first component – the smokebox dart – in Darlington Locomotive Works on Thursday 20th February 2014. 

TATA plate going through 2nd stage rollers 23-4-14

The plate going through the second stage rollers at Scunthorpe – Tim Beere