The New P2 Locomotive – “Prince of Wales”

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Technical lecture
05 December 2018 19:00 - 21:00
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The Presentation will cover the reasons why the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, has decided to build a P2, including a brief history of the class of locomotive.

Note that Prince of Wales is a re-creation, not a restoration. The management of the Trust, especially the engineering and fund-raising aspects will all be illustrated in detail

The initial funding concept for the A1 Tornado in 1990 was to raise small amounts of money from a lot of people, became our motto 'A New A1 for the price of a Pint’ so regular monthly donations were then suggested on the price of a pint of beer. This simple funding process was eventually to lead to almost 3000 Covenantors signing up, many of whom continue to support us on this amazing project! A similar funding concept is being used for the new P2, but the price of a pint has increased somewhat!

Other fund raising initiatives are being used for the P2 and these will all be described.

The construction will be illustrated using original Engineering drawings and the use of new components. Accompanying these illustrations will be a description of the engineering behind the creation of the parts comparing the resources to hand today with those for the original design.

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David Elliott ‐ Director of Engineering, The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust


Stafford College
Main Lecture Theatre
Earl Street
(Access via Tenterbanks Entrance - opposite Victoria Park)
ST16 2QR
United Kingdom

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07767 644062United Kingdom
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