Project News

Simon Weston, CBE appointed as first Patron of The LMS-Patriot Project

We are delighted to announce that Simon Weston, CBE, has been appointed as the first Patron of The LMS-Patriot Project.

Simon Weston, CBE

Galatea Locomotive Trust Fundraising Partnership

The LMS-Patriot Company, is pleased to announce a fundraising partnership with the Galatea Locomotive Trust, the original group which was set up over 20 years ago to restore of ex-Barry LMS ‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0, no 45699.

Morris Lubricants Pledges Support for National Memorial Steam Engine

Britain’s leading family-owned lubricants manufacturer, Morris Lubricants, is backing an exciting £1.75 million project to build a new national memorial engine.

The Shrewsbury-based company, the market leader in steam heritage lubricants, is enthusiastically supporting the project to build an LMS-Patriot Class steam locomotive to the original Sir Henry Fowler parallel boiler design, capable of running on the mainline.

The project team hope to complete the 81 tonne engine, named 'The Unknown Warrior', in time for the 100th anniversary of the Great War Armistice in 2018.

Minute’s Silence Held for Railway War Heroes

A minute’s silence was held at Tyseley Loco Works at 11.00am today to mark Remembrance Day and to remember all of the Railway Employees who lost their lives fighting in The Great War over 100 Years ago, WW11 and in subsequent wars. Railway employees from locomotive sheds such as Tyseley near Birmingham gave up their jobs on the Railways to fight for their country, many of whom never returned.

'The Unknown Warrior' takes pride of place inside historic Barrow Hill Roundhouse for LMS Gala of the Year

'The Unknown Warrior' is expected to bring in the crowds at Barrow Hill roundhouse, near Chesterfield for the three day LMS Gala of the year - 'Ticket to Ride'. Starting on Friday 25th September and running until Sunday 27th September, visitors to the Gala will be able to view the latest progress of 'The Unknown Warrior'.


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