DON­CASTER ‘P2’ GROUP LAUNCHES ‘DENISON CLUB’

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Eighty years after ‘P2’ No. 2001 Cock o’ the North was re­built with an ‘A4’ nose, the Don­caster P2 Lo­co­mo­tive Trust is launch­ing a founders’ scheme for its replica.

The ‘Denison Club’ – named after Denison House, the of­fice block of Don­caster Works – aims to raise £100,000 for the ‘rolling chas­sis’ of its new‑build Gres­ley 2‑8‑2. It is lim­ited to 100 mem­bers do­nat­ing £1,000 each, who will re­ceive a print of a paint­ing by John Wigston GRA, show­ing No. 2001 be­side Denison House. For more de­tails, visit www.cockothenorth.co.uk or email Trust Chair­man David Court at [email protected]

Orig­i­nally built with Lentz valve gear in 1934, No. 2001 was re­built with the Bu­gatti‑style front end at its first heavy re­pair, be­ing turned out from Don­caster Works in this form in April 1938.

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