The Llangollen Railway has announced that they have made a decision not to take any further work with the project to build the new National Memorial Steam Locomotive.
This will now mean that they will not be doing any further work beyond what is currently undergoing with the project.
The engineering team at the heritage railway, in North Wales, have been working on No.45551 since 2008.
The team have been working alongside the LMS Patriot Co. Ltd to help with the construction of The Unknown Warrior.
This is very sad to hear, however, we do have to respect the Llangollen’s decision.
What did the officials say?
Following intensive discussions with the team behind No 45551, a railway spokesperson announced that:
“We have taken the decision not to tender for any further work in regards to the LMS Patriot Company, Llangollen Railway has a full order book and is therefore unable to meet with the very tight timescale requirements of the project”
“On October 29th, the Patriot locomotive, No. 45551, will be leaving Llangollen for the last time and will travel to Crewe Heritage Centre to have its boiler trial fitted. “Llangollen Railway wishes the LMS Patriot Company well in the completion of The Unknown Warrior.”
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