VIDEO: Building Britain's Most
Powerful Steam Locomotive
Darlington Locomotive Works is the stage for construction of a brand new main line certified Gresley 'P2' 2-8-2 by the P2 Steam Locomotive Company and its builders granted Hornby Magazine behind the scenes access. In this feature we present behind the scenes images from our YouTube video shoot, exclusively for subscribers, together with the section of the video about the 2-8-2.
GRESLEY'S 'P2' 2-8-2s were stunning machines, and amongst the biggest to run on the British railway network. The first was completed in 1934 and six were built over the next two years at Doncaster Works. They were designed to haul express trains on the challenging and twisting route between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, but sadly they were short lived and none were preserved.