The New P2 Locomotive – “Prince of Wales”

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Technical lecture
12 December 2017 18:30 - 19:30
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Description

The Gresley class P2 2-8-2 ‘Mikados’ were the most powerful express passenger locomotives to operate in the UK. They were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley to haul 600 ton trains on the arduous Edinburgh to Aberdeen route. Sadly, the design was never fully developed and they were rebuilt by his successor Edward Thompson into ungainly 4-6-2s in 1943/4, and scrapped by 1961.

As the builders of new main line steam locomotive No. 60163 Tornado, the P2 Steam Locomotive Company has therefore decided to set themselves a new challenge: to develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for main line and preserved railway use.

They are using the latest computer aided design and modelling techniques to realise the potential of the original design and estimate that No. 2007 Prince of Wales will cost around £5m to build over a 7-10 year period. As with Tornado, funds will be raised through regular monthly donations, donations dedicated to specific components, The Boiler Club and commercial sponsorship.

Speaker(s)

Mr David Elliott, Director of Engineering

Address

Manchester Metropolitan University
Room C0.14
John Dalton Building
Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street)
Manchester
M1 5GD
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Lyndon Platt
0161 276 3750
Siemens Transportation Systems
Ardwick Traincare Facility
Rondin Road
M12 6BFUnited Kingdom
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