Project News

Members' Monthly Bulletin - September 2020


West Shed activity has picked up since the return to work in August. The team has been busy on detailed tasks: making valve crossheads and tail rod bushes, adapters, machining cylinder drain cocks and pipe fittings such as oil pots, and work on the lubrication system.. 

We made two significant decisions at our monthly engineering team meeting at West Shed on October 1st (the reason this bulletin is a little later than usual).  

Branded reusable Face Masks Now Available

Just this morning I read that disposable face masks are creating a big waste plastic problem. Now is the time to consider using reusable masks as the current situation looks like being with us long term.

LMS-Patriot Project branded masks are now available in our web shop as single or packs of three.

Look in 'The Unknown Warrior Branded Items' for details.

Thank you and stay safe.

Neil Kinsey


Our West Shed colleagues went back to work on August 3rd.  Since then, alongside various smaller engineering tasks, PRCLT have been carrying out thorough engineering assessments of principal Unknown Warrior components that are critical to the sequence of the locomotive build.


We are pleased to report that West Shed will re-open for business on Monday 3rd August after over three months Coronavirus closure. This is a couple of weeks later than previously expected, because of staffing complications. We have been communicating with PRCLT by Zoom to agree forward work.

Stafford office returning to normal

Following the easing of COVID-19 measures we are now able to access our office premises in Stafford. A backlog of mail and phone messages has been retrieved and processed.

Please use our normal office address for postal correspondence. For the time being, our volunteers  will access the office on a much reduced basis; telephone messages will be picked up, but if you need to speak to us it will be quicker if you use our temporary number 07801 945689. Thanks to you for your patience, and to our volunteers for the improvised working arrangements since March. 


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