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

Updated 10th October 2018

The LMS-Patriot Project is trial fitting the part-finished boiler to the chassis of No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior at Crewe Heritage Centre. We would like invite you to come and see the progress on the first standard gauge boiler to be built in the UK since 1962 sitting in the frames of 5551 on the weekend of 10th/11th November. There will also be a heritage bus service to take you to the Alsager Model Railway Exhibition where there will be approximately 20 layouts on show, trade stands and modelling demonstrations. The bus service will operate between the Heritage Centre, Legends Conference & Leisure Centre and Crewe railway station.

On Saturday 10th our new crest will be unveiled by Simon Weston CBE, patron of the project. 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.

Class 66 No. 66418 ‘Patriot’ will be on display courtesy of Freightliner and miniature train rides will be running throughout both days. Our sales stand will be in attendance and refreshments in the Signal Box café will be available during the weekend. Entry to Crewe Heritage Centre is by donation for non-Members.

Please check www.lms-patriot.org.uk for updates.

Best wishes

David Bradshaw
Chairman

 

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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