A new cab with a reduced height and profile was built during October and November 2013 by R. D. Moore's of Coalville. The reduced height will enable 'The Unknown Warrior' to fit within the 13' Network Rail required loading gauge for new steam locos for mainline running. The cab was fitted at the Llangollen Railway Works in time for the Warley Model Railway Exhibition in November 2013, and was painted during the two day show by Heritage Painting. The left hand cab side was painted in LMS-Crimson Lake livery with 5551 hand-painted numerals and the right hand cab was painted BR Green with the 45551 numbers and orange and black lining. The final livery will be decided by LMS-Patriot Project Members who will be able to vote for the first livery that 'The Unknown Warrior' will carry. See Project News Story.
Photos by Tim Easter and Andrew Laws