Project News

2014 Fundraising Raffle Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2014 Fundraising Raffle. The winning tickets were drawn at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC on Sunday 23rd November.

First £Million Raised for ‘The Unknown Warrior’

The LMS-Patriot Company, the charitable project which is building a new steam memorial engine ‘The Unknown Warrior’ is delighted to announce that one million pounds has been raised since the Project was launched in April 2008. The announcement was made at the Project’s AGM on 15th November at Crewe Heritage Centre.

Major Sponsorship Deal Announced for the Tender for 'The Unknown Warrior'

The LMS-Patriot Company, the charitable project which is constructing new build LMS Patriot 4-6-0 ‘The Unknown Warrior', is delighted to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Rowlescourt Engineering Ltd. of Alfreton, Derbyshire who will be refurbishing the frames and building a new tank for the ‘Fowler' tender for ‘The Unknown Warrior'.

'The Unknown Warrior' at the Great Dorset Steam Fair Great War 100th Anniversary Commemoration

Crowds of visitors to the five day Great Dorset Steam Fair flocked to see 'The Unknown Warrior' which was exhibited as part of the 100th anniversary commemoration of the start of The Great War in 1914. This year a display of special vehicles including a Sopwith Pup bi-plane that would have seen action 100 years ago were displayed in a special area of the Steam Fair, which ran from 27th-31st August, next to a specially recreated area of trenches that showed the harsh conditions of trench warfare.

100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War

Today the LMS-Patriot Project is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. The charitable Project is building a new 'Patriot' class steam memorial engine - 'The Unknown Warrior' - which is dedicated to the fallen from The Great War and all subsequent wars.

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