|(C) A1SLT | The vision of the locomotive|
Today A1SLT announced we have formed a new subsidiary, The V4 Steam Locomotive Company Limited, to carry out the building of their third new steam locomotive.
The V2 is yet to be named but it's number is No.3403. It's after the success of No.60163 A1 Tornado. The company also has LNER P2 'Prince of Wales' in Darlington Works.
The V2's also were designed by Sir Nigal Gresley who designed 4472 Flying Scotsman and A4 Mallard. It was Gresley’s last design for the LNER before he died in 1941. The class V4s had similarities in their appearance and mechanical layout to the class V2s of which pioneer No. 4771 Green Arrow is preserved as a part of the National Collection. The class V2s, introduced in 1936, had limited route availability and the class V4 was a lightweight alternative, suitable for use over the whole of the LNER network. The V2's also have 'Green Arrow' at the NRM Sheldon on Static Display.