Project News

Raising the pressure!

You will all be aware we received a setback when LNWR Heritage decided to end all sub-contract work meaning they would not be completing the construction of the boiler for The Unknown Warrior. At present we are working hard to find a new supplier but cannot say exactly when this will be, but it is likely be known in the next couple of months, therefore we need to ensure we have the funds available when the construction restarts. For that reason, we are launching our Raising the Pressure! appeal for funds dedicated to the completion of the boiler.

2016 Project Review and Message from the Chairman

Last year I wrote an end of year update and thought it would be a good idea if I repeated the exercise and demonstrated progress both from an engineering and fund raising perspective so far this year.

LMS Crimson Lake Livery to be Carried First by 'The Unknown Warrior'

The first livery to be carried by new build 'Patriot', 'The Unknown Warrior', was announced at the 8th Annual General Meeting of the LMS-Patriot Company on 12th November. We are delighted to announce that this will be LMS Crimson Lake.

The livery was chosen by Members of the Project who were each entitled to one vote. The total number of votes for Crimson Lake was 378 - a clear and decisive margin of 248 votes to second place BR express passenger Green which received 130 votes. LMS lined black received 99 votes and BR lined black received 67 votes.

Freightliner Class 66 Named 'Patriot' on Armistice Day

Freightliner has named class 66 diesel locomotive no. 66418 "PATRIOT - IN MEMORY OF FALLEN RAILWAY EMPLOYEES" in a private ceremony at their Crewe Basford Hall depot on Armistice Day, 11th November 2016. The 66 was named in association with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity - The National Charity of the British Army, and carries a plaque below the nameplate in recognition of this.

First Livery that 'The Unknown Warrior' will Carry to be Announced in November

The first livery that 'The Unknown Warrior' will carry will be announced at the 2016 LMS-Patriot Company AGM on 12th November.
Always a contentious subject which sparks much discussion and debate, amongst enthusiasts, the LMS-Patriot Company Board took the decision a few years ago to allow Members to vote for the first livery. All Members who are fully paid up as of October will receive voting papers to enable them to vote. Each Member will have one vote. The choices are:

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