The 2013 Annual Fundraising Raffle was drawn on Sunday 24th November at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. The winning tickets were drawn by Warley Chairman, Paul Jones, in front of 'The Unknown Warrior' which was the centrepiece display at Warley.
The failure to preserve a 'Patriot' class locomotive 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 would clearly enhance the UK steam collection.
This 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 Royal British Legion Endorsed National Memorial engine, named 'The Unknown Warrior'.
- To be complete in time for the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice in 2018.