The projects

This page lists all standard gauge new build steam locomotives we are aware of, basic information about them and a link to where you can find out more information and offer your support.

If you spot an error, polite correction is always welcomed. New and emerging projects will be added to this list when it is clear that they represent a serious prospect of creating a locomotive of a class not currently represented in the UK standard gauge steam fleet. Images are (obviously) of previous members of the class, save for completed projects.

Under construction

GWR

1014 County of Glamorgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0
GWR ‘County’ class
Designer: Frederick Hawkesworth
In service: 1945-64
Base for construction: Didcot Rilway Centre
Basis: some major components taken from ‘donor’ locomotives
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.gwcountyproject.org.uk/

2999 Lady of Legend

Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0; can also be run as 4-4-2
GWR ‘Saint’ Class
Designer: George Jackson Churchward
In service: 1902-53
Base for construction: Didcot Rilway Centre
Basis: some major components taken from a ‘donor’ locomotive
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.thesaintproject.co.uk/

4709
Wheel arrangement: 2-8-0
GWR 47xx class
Designer: George Jackson Churchward
In service: 1919-64
Base for construction: Llangollen Railway
Basis: some major components taken from ‘donor’ locomotives
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.4709.org.uk/

6880 Betton Grange
Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0
GWR ‘Grange’ class
Designer: Charles Collett
In service: 1936-65
Base for construction: Llangollen Railway
Basis: some major components taken from ‘donor’ locomotives
Estimated completion date: late 2018 / 2019, subject to resources
Website: http://www.6880.co.uk/

LMS

2013 Prince George
Wheel arrangement: 4-4-0
LNWR ‘George the Fifth’ class
Designer: Charles J. Bowen Cooke
In service: 1910-48
Base for construction: tbc
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: 2022
Website: http://lnwrgeorgevtrust.org.uk/

5551 The Unknown Warrior

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0
LMS ‘Patriot’ class
Designer: Sir Henry Fowler
In service: 1930-62
Base for construction: Llangollen Railway
Basis: from scratch, with some smaller original components
Estimated completion date: late 2017 / 2018, subject to supply chain
Website: http://www.lms-patriot.org.uk/

670
Wheel arrangement: 2-2-2
LNWR ‘Bloomer’ class
Designer: James McConnell
In service: 1851-88
Base for construction: Tyseley Locomotive Works
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: N/A

LNER

2001 Cock o’ the North
p2-streamlinedWheel arrangement: 2-8-2
LNER class P2
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
In service: 1934-44 (in rebuilt form to 1961)
Base for construction: frames currently at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Doncaster
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.cockothenorth.co.uk/

2007 Prince of Wales
img_20140308_130229Wheel arrangement: 2-8-2
LNER class P2
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
In service: 1934-44 (in rebuilt form to 1961)
Base for construction: Darlington Locomotive Works
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: 2021, subject to resources
Website: http://www.p2steam.com/

61662 Manchester United
b17Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0
LNER class B17
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
In service: 1928-60
Base for construction: Mizens Railway
Basis: from scratch, with some smaller original components
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.engine61662appeal.co.uk/

61673 Spirit of Sandringham
b17Wheel arrangement: 4-6-0
LNER class B17
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
In service: 1928-60
Base for construction: Llangollen Railway
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.b17steamloco.com/

8783 Phoenix

Wheel arrangement: 4-4-0
LNER class D16/2 (GER class H88) ‘Claud Hamilton’ / ‘Super Claud’
Designer: Alfred J Hill
In service: 1922-60
Base for construction: Whitwell and Reepham Railway
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: 2030s
Website: http://www.claudhamiltonlocomotivegroup.co.uk/

789
Wheel arrangement: 2-4-2T
GER class M15R / LNER class F5
Designer: James Holden
In service: 1911-58
Base for construction: Tyseley Locomotive Works
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://holdenf5.co.uk/

1759
g5Wheel arrangement: 0-4-4T
NER class O / LNER class G5
Designer: Wilson Worsdell
In service: 1894-1958
Base for construction: Hackworth Industrial Park, Shildon
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.g5locomotiveltd.co.uk/

567
d7Wheel arrangement: 4-4-0
Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway class 2 / LNER class D7
Designer: Thomas Parker
In service: 1888-1939
Base for construction: Great Central Railway (Nottingham)
Basis: several major and smaller components acquired from heritage sources; others from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://gcr567loco.co.uk/

Southern

32424 Beachy Head
brighton-atlanticWheel arrangement: 4-4-2
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway class H2
Designer: Lawson Billinton / Douglas Eearl Marsh, based on GNR design by Henry Ivatt
In service: 1911-58
Base for construction: Bluebell Railway
Basis: some major components acquired from heritage sources; otherwise from scratch
Estimated completion date: 2019
Website: http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/locos/atlantic/

35011 General Steam Navigation
merchant-navyWheel arrangement: 4-6-2
Southern Railway class 21C1 / ‘Merchant Navy’ (unrebuilt)
Designer: Oliver Bulleid
In service: 1941-67
Base for construction: tbc
Basis: restoration from BR-modified, ex-Barry condition to original form
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.35011gsn.co.uk/

BR Standard

84030
2mtWheel arrangement: 2-6-2T
BR Standard Class 2MT 2-6-2T
Designer: Robert Riddles
In service: 1953-65
Base for construction: Bluebell Railway
Basis: conversion from 78059 (class 2 tender variant), and restoration from ex-Barry condition
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/loco_news/oh_84030.html

3MT 77021
3mt-mogulWheel arrangement: 2-6-0
BR Standard Class 3MT 2-6-0
Designer: Robert Riddles
In service: 1954-67
Base for construction: tbc
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: bc
Website: http://www.77021.org/

3MT 820453mt
Wheel arrangement: 2-6-2T
BR Standard Class 3MT 2-6-2T
Designer: Robert Riddles
In service: 1952-68
Base for construction: Severn Valley Railway
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: 2018
Website: http://www.82045.org.uk/

 

72010 Hengist
EPSON scanner imageWheel arrangement: 4-6-2
BR Standard Class 6 (6P5F) ‘Clan’ Pacific
Designer: Robert Riddles
In service: 1952-66
Base for construction: tbc
Basis: from scratch
Estimated completion date: tbc
Website: https://www.theclanproject.org/

Completed projects

GWR Steam Railmotor 93
p1180171In service: 1904-35
Base for construction: Didcot Rilway Centre
Basis: original carriage body and chassis, restored; new power bogie, from scratch
Completed: 2013
Website: http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/zrailmotor93/

60163 Tornado
tornadoWheel arrangement: 4-6-2
LNER class A1
Designer: Arthur H. Peppercorn
In service: 1948-66
Base for construction: Darlington Locomotive Works
Basis: from scratch, with some smaller original components
Completed: 2008
Website: http://www.a1steam.com

9351
1280px-blue_anchor_9351_steaming_eastwards2-6-0
GWR ‘Small-Boilered Mogul’
Base for construction: West Somerset Railway
Basis: converted from ‘Large Prairie’ 5193, ex-Barry
Completed: 2004

Planned

42424
fowler-tankWheel arrangement: 2-6-4T
LMS class 4P 2-6-4T
Designer: Sir Henry Fowler
In service: 1927-66
Base for construction: Llangollen Railway
Basis: from scratch
Commencement: upon completion of 45551 The Unknown Warrior

LNER V4
Wheel arrangement: 2-6-2
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
In service: 1941-56
Base for construction: Darlington – future base of A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Basis: from scratch
Commencement: upon completion of 2007 Prince of Wales

LNER V3
v3Wheel arrangement: 2-6-2T
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
In service: 1939-53
Base for construction: Darlington – future base of A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Basis: from scratch
Commencement: upon completion of LNER V4

Images
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence, and available for re-use under the same:

    • County image by Richard H Huelin
    • 3MT 2-6-2T image by Chris Ward
    • 9531 image by Geoff Sheppard.

Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic licence, and available for re-use under the same:

  • Saint, 47xx, Grange, Patriot, B17, Claud Hamilton, F5, G5, Merchant Navy, 2MT, Clan Pacific, V4 and V3 images by Ben Brooksbank 
  • 3MT 2-6-0, Bloomer and Tornado images by Hugh Llwelyn on Flickr.

LNWR George the Fifth image courtesy of the LNWR George the Fifth Steam Locomotive Trust.

Streamlined P2 image published by the Doncaster P2 Locomotive Trust.

Fowler tank, D7 and Brighton Atlantic images are public domain.

Other images by New Build Steam.

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