Niche, Heritage & Special Interest

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Restoration of Historical Parts & Components

KSL is involved in many heritage projects, including:

  • New parts for heritage machines
  • Reverse engineering of worn components
  • Re-design of obsolete components
  • Bespoke components for historic building restoration

We have been involved with much of the engineering of the new-build LNWR “George the Fifth” locomotive. Our rail and structural expertise has been employed in making a design dating from 1910 fit for use on the modern railway. For more information visit: LNWR George the Fifth Steam Locomotive Trust (

Working with the Advanced Steam Traction Trust, we are proud to be taking a leading role in the design, production of components and assembly of “Revolution”. This is a brand new 10.25” Gauge steam locomotive embodying new and innovative technology. “Revolution” shows the way that steam traction for the heritage sector can evolve to meet 21st Century needs. For more details visit: The Revolution Project – a new concept in steam. – Advanced Steam Traction (

We have also designed and supplied parts for traction engines and vintage vehicles.

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