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First P2 cylinder parts delivered to Darlington

THE first components for the cylinder block for new Gresley P2 2-8-2 No. 2007 Prince of Wales have been delivered to Darlington Locomotive Works.

The three cylinder cover castings, made from spheriodal graphite iron, were produced by H Downs & Sons foundry in Huddersfield from a pattern produced by John Hazlehurst of Swineshead, near Boston.

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