DONCASTER ‘P2’ GROUP LAUNCHES ‘DENISON CLUB’
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.