After the ‘P2’ it’s Bantam Cock and a Gresley‘V3’

THE builders of ‘A1’ Tornado and ‘P2’ Prince of Wales have confirmed that their next locomotive construction projects will be a Gresley ‘V4’ and ‘V3’.

‘V4’ No. 3401 Bantam Cock in ex-works condition in 1941 at an unrecorded location, but likely to be Doncaster works. This will be the subject of the A1 Trust’s next new-build. RM COLLECTION
‘V4’ No. 3401 Bantam Cock in ex-works condition in 1941 at an unrecorded location, but likely to be Doncaster works. This will be the subject of the A1 Trust’s next new-build. RM COLLECTION

The A1 Trust’s subsidiary – P2 Steam Locomotive Company – is sufficiently advanced with the assembly of ‘Mikado’ No. 2007 that it will instigate design work on the ‘V4’ 2-6-2 within a year, involving the creation of three-dimensional computer-aided design drawings.

Only two ‘V4s’ were built by the LNER and the naming of No. 3401 Bantam Cock gave the class its self-titled nickname.

Read more in November’s issue of The RM

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