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Welcome to the Clan Project

We're building an improved British Railways Standard Class locomotive using 21st century engineering. Why not join us?

10 of the "Clans" were built in 1951/1952 to provide a powerful locomotive with a wider route availability than the Class 7 Britannias. It was intended to build 15 more but steel shortages and impending dieselisation put a stop to the build. We've taken the name and number of the first proposed engine for our project - Hengist. Have a look at the News section to see how we're getting on.

Latest - Vacancies

Company Secretary

With the administrative activities of the Company increasing alongside the build progress, we are looking for a person to take over the role of Company Secretary. The role involves producing the agenda for the monthly Council meeting; submitting Returns to both the Charity Commission and Companies House; preparing the AGM paperwork and taking the AGM Minutes; archiving Council Minutes and other company documents (weekly reports etc) on a periodic basis. If you feel you could take on this volunteer role, please send details of your experience and contact information by email to Paul Waldron by using this form.

Quality Manager

The "Clan Project" needs an additional volunteer to join our Quality Assurance team, which is one of the key contributors to gaining approval to run on the National Network.

You will be joining a team building a New British Railways Standard Class 6 locomotive using 21st-century tools and techniques. The project is gaining momentum with manufacture underway on the frames, smokebox, bogie and cylinders and manufacturing planning for the pony truck and coupled wheels starting.

As fund raising ramps up, we now need additional help to write additional Quality Procedures and Work Instructions, provide input into Design Documents and Enquiries, review Quality Plans and visit suppliers to witness tests and sign parts off before delivery to our assembly base at CTL Seal in Sheffield.

If you feel you could take on this volunteer role, please send details of your experience and contact information by email to Andy England by using this form.