17 Sep Sending our Condolences to The Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this very sad time for the nation.
The locomotive’s connections go right back to 1933 when 6201 was built and named after Her Majesty when she was a 7 year old Princess, and the affectionate name for the LMS Princess Royal class became known as Lizzies. In 1987, The Queen opened Crewe Heritage Centre and was introduced to 6201 Princess Elizabeth for the first time. In 2012 the locomotive had the unique honour of signalling the start of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, and then later in the year hauled the Royal Train for HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh as the royal couple visited Newport, Hereford, Worcester and Oxford.
Unfortunately for the Platinum Jubilee this year, the locomotive remains out of action and in need of a costly overhaul. However, we remain doubly committed to the project, and when we have sufficient funding and a space in the workshop; a start can be made on the repairs to bring the locomotive back to life in memory of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
HM The Queen at the Opening of Crewe Heritage Centre being introduced to 6201 Princess Elizabeth
The Royal Train with HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on board hauled by 6201 Princess Elizabeth