Project News

Members' Monthly Bulletin - January 2024

Here is our project news for January 2024.

The transition to Tyseley

The emphasis in January was on organising the transfer to Tyseley of our many components stored in containers at West Shed. A site meeting back at West Shed on 8th January inspected the contents and agreed a methodology for sorting and transferring components that cannot be simply transported in the containers without risk. An extended team of volunteers has been assembled for this special task. Our original plan to complete the move in late January had to be deferred to February because of temporary vehicular access restrictions at Tyseley (outside the control of TLW Ltd.).  

A new era dawns for The Unknown Warrior as it moves to Tyseley

The LMS-Patriot Project took an important step forward in early December with its transfer of the The Unknown Warrior locomotive chassis to its new assembly base at Tyseley Locomotive Works, Birmingham.

Members Monthly Bulletin August 2023

This Bulletin is an update on developments since The Warrior magazine went to press in mid- August.


There has been no further work at West Shed since July. Further drawings have been produced to allow off-site work to continue at Riley and Son.

 On-site meetings have now been arranged in the first week of October with two parties Tyseley Locomotive Works and CTL Seal Sheffield who have expressed interest in providing a new construction base for 5551.

 Meanwhile a first discussion took place in late August with PRCLT on the way forward - the dialogue will continue after their AGM in September.



Here is our progress report for July 2023.


Chassis Recovery


Here is our progress report for June 2023.


The chassis frame rectification work referred to in the latest Warrior magazine was completed this month at West Shed. This involved around 100 individual items of work, all of which have been documented for recording in our quality management system.


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