Re-engineering P2 Steam train Locomotive with modern technology by David Elliott

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25 April 2019 18:15 - 20:00
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Speaker: David Elliott, Director of Engineering, The P2 Steam Locomotive Company Ltd

Start Time: 18:00 tea/coffee/biscuits, 18.15 start of technical talk.

Before CAD, FEA, modern welding, corrosion and materials knowledge the 3 cylinder Gressley steam locomotive was considered the pinnacle of design and efficiency. There are many ways to upgrade and improve the efficiency today but still marvel the cleverness or the original practical design. Can steam make a comeback?

David Elliott will take us through the welding, mechanical & corrosion challenges of building Britain’s most powerful new build steam engines.

Also a small display from Ferryhill Historic railway trust and it's turntable with Tornado on it is a great addition to David Elliotts talk. Some free tickets to the next Tornado/turntable viewing for our members would be very well appreciated.

TWI & IMechE Members and Non-members welcome.

This event qualifies for 2 hours CPD. This flyer may be used as a certificate Re-Engineering P2 Steam Train Locomotive with modern Technology 25 April 2019 (002)for recording attendance when endorsed by a TWI committee member.


David is responsible for the project's engineering strategy and implementation. He is a professional engineer, ex-BR Graduate Engineer in traction and rolling stock. After a number of years in various positions a project manager in the railway industry and now an independent consulting engineer.


Theatre N242, Sir Ian Wood Building
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom

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Alexei Iassinski CEng, MIMechE

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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