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AGM AND PUBLIC VIEWING OF THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR TO TAKE PLACE AT CREWE HERITAGE CENTRE ON 10th & 11th NOVEMBER

The LMS-Patriot Project is trial fitting the part-finished firebox and boiler to the chassis of No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior at Crewe Heritage Centre and we would like to invite our members and general public to have the unique opportunity to view the new national memorial engine by organising an open weekend. As you may be already aware it is the first standard gauge British-made boiler under manufacture since 1962.

The AGM will take place on Saturday 10th November at a time yet to be confirmed. We are in the early stages of planning but hope to have the newly-cast crest unveiled at a ceremony on Armistice Day. The ‘Rails and Remembrance’ exhibition will be present, telling the story of the role railways played during the Great War and how several Remembrance engines were built as a memorial to the employees of railway companies who gave their lives in the conflict. Our sales stand will be in attendance with refreshments being available on both days. Entry is by donation to non-Members.

Why not make a full day of it in Crewe and visit the Alsager Model Railway Show at Legends Conference & Leisure Centre, Bentley Motors Ltd, Sunnybank Road, Crewe CW2 8WD.

We will confirm arrangements on this page of the website and through the railway press soon, so please keep checking www.lms-patriot.org.uk for updates.

Best wishes

David Bradshaw
Chairman

17th September 2018

Our project aims:

  • To build a new 'Patriot' steam locomotive to the original Sir Henry Fowler parallel boiler design, capable of running on the mainline.
  • To create the new National Memorial engine, named 'The Unknown Warrior'.

Help us achieve our aim with a donation, sponsorship, or a loan.

The fact that none of the original 52 'Patriot' class locomotives was preserved leaves a massive gap in the story of LMS express power. A new 'Patriot' will provide the link between the 'Royal Scot' and 'Jubilee' classes and will clearly enhance the UK steam collection.

The 'The Unknown Warrior' will be the new National Memorial Engine and will be a unique contribution for Remembrance - a permanent memorial to all fallen servicemen and women.

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