Photos by: 1 - Frank Martin, 2 - Corran Selman, 3 - David Babaian, 4 + 5 - Geoff Griffiths
Join The One:One Collection on its most exciting journey yet, as we bring some of the most iconic and historically important UK railway locomotives and rolling stock to their new home on the Hornby site in Margate, Kent.
In The One:One Collection, the stars of the show aren’t scale models, but the real thing – iconic locomotives, rolling stock, maintenance vehicles and memorabilia – 1:1 scale and up close. The collection’s new home isn’t yet fully open to the public, but now you can get on board, follow its progress, and learn about opportunities to be among the first to see the collection as it arrives.
The first Eurostar test train ran on 20 June 1993, and the full daily service began running on 28 May 1995, achieving an average end-to-end speed of 171.5 km/h (106.6 mph) from London to Paris.
Now, thanks to the generosity of Eurostar, The One:One Collection is delighted to announce that we’ll soon be welcoming an original Eurostar power car vehicle and First Class carriage (with standard and articulated bogie at each end) to the collection’s home in Margate, Kent.
These exciting pieces of modern rail history were transported by ferry from France to the UK in October 2019. From there, they travelled under protective tarpaulins by road to Loram in Derby, arriving on 31 October. They’re spending the next few months there, being carefully restored to exhibition condition, before being brought back to Kent (again by road) to their new home.
Their arrival is anticipated sometime in early 2020 – so keep an eye out for news of their movement, and the next opportunity to view them.