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Saturday 1st December 2018

10:30 am

Speaker:- David Elliott

The Gresley Class P2 2-8-2 ‘Mikados’ were the most powerful express passenger locomotives to operate in the UK. They were designed by Sir Nigel Gresley to haul 600 ton trains on the arduous Edinburgh to Aberdeen route. Sadly, the design was never fully developed and they were rebuilt by his successor Edward Thompson into ungainly 4-6-2s in 1943/4, and scrapped by 1961.
The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (builders and operators of the 100mph A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado) intends to use the latest computer aided design and modelling techniques to realise the full potential of the original design and it is estimated that No. 2007 Prince of Wales will cost £5m to build over a 7-10 year period and be capable of operating on main line and preserved railways. The project has already raised over £2.7m, and has spent £1.3m on the locomotive so far (correct as of November 2017).

Try our Trails

50p each, available from Museum Reception, small prize on completion.

 Find the Faces

Using the pictures provided find the 15 faces within the museum.


I Spy Trail

Your challenge is to find 26 objects within the museum begining with all the letters of the alphabet.


Linthorpe Art Pottery Trail

An outdoor 20 minute stroll from the Dorman Museum to the site of the original Linthorpe Pottery highlighting buildings and places of interest from the late 1800s.



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