Project News

5551 at Crewe

A short video of the Crewe Event in November 2018 is now available to view on this website, go to

The video was shot by Arthur Sikes (son of Warrior editor, Pete Sikes) who is in his first year of a Film Technology Production course at Nottingham Trent University. He asked if he could get some exprience by filming the Saturday of the event and the unveiling of the new crest by Simon Weston. Hope you enjoy it.

Next steps for the locomotive build

At the 2018 AGM on November 10th David Bradshaw outlined the way forward for the locomotive build.

Simon Weston CBE unveils crest on 'The Unknown Warrior'

The first patron of our Project, Simon Weston CBE, unveiled a crest on the new National Memorial engine at an event at Crewe Heritage Centre on 10th November to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. 

The new build steam locomotive 'The Unknown Warrior' has been built to commemorate all those who fought and died in conflicts since the Great War. 


The RCTS book 'The LMS Patriot 4-6-0s', their latest book in their Locomotives of the LMS series, will be released this weekend and will be available exclusively from The LMS-Patriot Project at Crewe Heritage Centre on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November. On Saturday the author John Jennison will be available to sign copies. Costing £24.95 the book is casebound, 224 pages with 141 mono photos and 18 colour illustrations.

Trial Fitting Commences

In preparation for the upcoming Open Weekend on 10th/11th November the trial fitting of our new boiler and firebox commenced today with our engineering team and staff of HBSS carrying out a slick and professional operation. For a few 'taster' images of today's action see our Facebook page.


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