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Details Concerning Our Plans to Break The World Speed Record for Steam Traction to be Announced Shortly!

Plans are currently well underway for a crowdfunding bid to scope the building of a brand new steam locomotive to a 21st Century design, using 21st Century tools, materials and techniques. Loosely based on Gresley’s LNER “K3”, the aim being to achieve a record-breaking 140mph on UK tracks.

The challenges to such a project are many - both technical and financial.  The K3 Steam Project is presently in discussions with leading academics, risk/safety specialists and others, with a view to creating a viable roadmap for achieving our objectives.

The record attempt is currently anticipated for 2020-2022, given that there will be a need to undertake extensive testing at progressively higher speeds - not just of the locomotive itself, but also to ensure there are no negative effects on the surrounding railway infrastructure.

If you would like to be informed of developments, then please fill in the contact form below to receive further updates.  Alternatively, please click on the following link to send an email to

Thank you for your interest.


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