News Archive entries for June 2012
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|Hengist & Great Central Railway|
| Great Central Railway PLC (GCR) and the Standard Steam Locomotive Company are pleased to announce that after prolonged discussions the Clan Project building 72010 'Hengist' will be located at the GCR as its home base. Initially no parts of the locomotive will be moved to the GCR.
This will only occur once the frames of the locomotive have been erected, tested, and certified as fit for future main line operation. This work will be contracted to Riley and Son (E) Ltd. at their Bury workshops. It is anticipated that this work will take upwards of 2 years to complete during which time the Clan Project will develop its funding plans. Some of the further engineering works required can be contracted to the excellent facilities already extant on site. the GCR having a proven track record in the restoration of Standard Class Locomotives. A new build Standard is the logical extension for the use of this knowledge. The proposals of the GCR for their extension plans, twin track project and high line speed running make this an attractive proposition when it comes to testing the completed locomotive in the future. The Clan Project and the GCR look forward to a mutually beneficial future when the completed locomotive will be tested, and declared fit for service on the GCR and the mainline.