Monday 17 April 2023

Raising £4M to Build The Iconic 72010 Hengist

A BBC news item about Sheffield based CTL Seal has revealed that the engineering company is involved in the construction of Hengist a Clan class steam loco.

The Standard class 6, otherwise known as the 'Clan' Class, were a class of 4-6-2 Pacific tender steam locomotives designed by Robert Riddles for use by British Railways. Ten locomotives were constructed between 1951 and 1952.

The Clans were smaller, lighter versions of the Class 7 Britannias. They were designed to have an axle load of under 19 tons to give them a wider route availability in the area of operations in the west of Scotland. 

The mission statement of the Standard Steam Locomotive Company Ltd is that they want to 'Preserve the history and heritage of a lost class of British steam locomotive, by re-creating it with 21st century design and engineering techniques, to enable this iconic steam locomotive to be greener, cleaner and more powerful, making it perfect for main line and heritage railways throughout the country'.

The BBC report can be read here

Hengist website here