- New build steam railway locomotives.
I’m familiar with 3MT 82045 as I often see them fundraising on the SVR, and everyone knows about Tornado, but I had no idea there were over 20 brand new steam locomotives currently being built.
A couple of impressive videos of big lumps of steel being cast or bent.
[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnFm4Q5uyZU[/video]Posted 5 years agobigyinnMember
Im more interested in the proposal to build a new replica of one the LMS “Twins” 10000 / 10001.Posted 5 years ago
These really are genesis for UK mainline diesels and were sadly scrapped before diesel preservation had taken off in the UK.
There is nothing representative that survived from that era in early diesels in the uk, other than some shunters, so these really would be important than another derivative of another GWR engine.MidlandTrailquestsGrahamMember
Those are both from 10 years after nationalisation.Posted 5 years ago
It would certainly be significant to see a new LMS main line diesel built, but only from an enthusiast’s point of view.
Most people who visit a heritage railway want to see steam trains and I reckon a 3MT is a good choice for the distances, speeds and weights involved.DaveyBoyWonderMember
I think its the North Somerset Railway (? – the one that runs to Minehead) that have at least 1 Hymek, Warship and a Western restored. Three of my favourite engines right there. Should have planned my visit there earlier this year a bit better as we started at one end and just sat on the train to Minehead and back and passed the station halfway where the diesels are stabled…
If anyones interested though, its a great line – best preserved railway I’ve been on so far.Posted 5 years agoprojectMember
There are quite a few books out about building new steam locos, Haynes one is quite good about tornado, have a look at the picture of all the electronics under the drivers seat, all required by network rail for mainline running.
With the advent of CNC maching, and computer aided design programes, re building or copying old machines is a lot easier, its just the tradesmens skills that have been lost, along with the various patterns and jigs used in their construction.Posted 5 years agomunrobikerMember
The LNER P2 in that list is most interesting to me, it’d be great to see.
There’s quite a lot of people trying to build new versions of extinct diesels too, like the Baby Deltic which I believe someone found an engine for which is destined to go in a butchered Class 37 shell to look like the real thing.Posted 5 years ago
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