Welcome to The LMS-Patriot Project
Our project aims:
- To build a new ‘Patriot’ steam locomotive to the original Sir Henry Fowler parallel boiler design, capable of running on the mainline.
- To create the new Royal British Legion Endorsed National Memorial engine, named ‘The Unknown Warrior’.
- To be complete in time for the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice in 2018.
Help us achieve our aim with a donation, sponsorship, or a loan.
The fact that none of the original 52 ‘Patriot’ class locomotives was preserved leaves a massive gap in the story of LMS express power. A new ‘Patriot’ will provide the link between the ‘Royal Scot’ and ‘Jubilee’ classes and will clearly enhance the UK steam collection.
The new National Memorial Engine will be a unique contribution to the 2018 Armistice Day Centenary commemorations, and a permanent memorial to all fallen servicemen and women.