The P2 Steam Locomotive Company, a subsidiary of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust that constructed 60163 Tornado, has announced that the name of its new P2 locomotive 2007 will be 'Prince of Wales' to coincide with his 65th birthday celebrations.
A1 60163 Tornado has hauled the Royal train on three occasions and Prince Charles named the locomotive at York station in 2009.
The name has also been carried by A3 2553 , later to become 60054, which was named at Doncaster works by HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) in November 1926. This locomotive was scrapped by King's of Norwich during the last week of October 1964. One of six A3s purchased by the company.
It is hoped that the frames for 2007 will be cut early in 2014, with a completion date of between 2021 and 2024 for the £5 million project.
Prince Charles on the regulator of 60163 Tornado having just named the locomotive at York station.
60163 Tornado hauls the Royal train, conveying Prince Charles, into Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.