Another landmark occasion took place when the new steam locomotive 'The Unknown Warrior' was exhibited as the centrepiece locomotive display at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on the 23rd/24th November. The new 'Patriot' class locomotive had been brought down from its place of construction at Llangollen the previous Wednesday, and visited the National Memorial Arboretum for its first public appearance. After being displayed at the National Memorial Arboretum on the afternoon of 21st November, 'The Unknown Warrior' was taken to the NEC, Birmingham where it was the first exhibit allowed inside Hall 5 at 6am on the Friday set-up day of the Warley show.
The Unknown Warrior made its first public appearance away from its Llangollen construction base when the partially completed locomotive visited the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 21st November. The new Patriot was en route to the NEC for the Warley Model Railway Exhibition and stopped by the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, in Staffordshire.
'The Unknown Warrior' steam locomotive was decorated with poppies for Remembrance Weekend. This was seen by visitors as part of the Remembrance weekend events at the Llangollen Railway. 'The Unknown Warrior' is a new steam locomotive that is being built that is dedicated to the fallen from all conflicts and has been endorsed by The Royal British Legion as the new National Memorial Engine.
The LMS-Patriot Project has gathered together around 20 original Patriot nameplates that will be displayed at the Warley National Model Railway exhibition on Saturday 23rd November. The nameplates have been loaned from private collections for one day only, and will be displayed next to 'The Unknown Warrior' locomotive at the NEC.
Derbyshire artist Colin Wright has produced his second painting of LMS Patriot 'The Unknown Warrior'. The superb oil colour painting depicts the artist's impression of Crewe North Shed in May 1934. The original Patriot Class: 5551(unnamed) was out shopped in May 1934, The original Claughton LNWR Memorial Engine "1914 ( LMS 5964) Patriot" was withdrawn in July 1934 and the last Jumbo "25001 Snowdon" was withdrawn in October 1934.