5at Train

  The Class 5AT Advanced Technology Steam Locomotive Project   

New Generation Steam -- The Ultimate 4-6-0 -- 380 mile range -- An Engineering Legacy 

Recruitment for Planning and Implementing the 5AT Project

The 5AT will be the world's first fully optimised "second generation" main line steam locomotive and will demonstrate the full capabilities and potential of modern steam locomotive design technology. We believe that it is the most exciting main line steam locomotive venture for well over 50 years.  A lot is riding on the outcome - perhaps even the long-term future of steam traction on the main line.

To enable us to secure sufficient investor interest to ultimately achieve the key objective of setting up the SGS Loco DevCo, we plan to set up two key working parties, a Commercial Planning Working Party (CPWP) and a Marketing Planning Working Party (MPWP), made up of people with appropriate experience to complement that of current members of the 5AT Group.  In particular we are looking for high profile individuals with suitable experience to head these two working parties (see the relevant links above for more details).

Broadly assistance is needed in the following fields:

  • Project Promotion;
  • Legal aspects of Company formation;
  • Obtaining finance for new companies;
  • Obtaining Sponsorship;
  • Grant applications to public or charitable organizations and institutions;
  • Product and Project Marketing;
  • Commercial railway operation;
  • Railway vehicle leasing;
  • Charter train operation;
  • Leisure travel industry/cruises;
  • Travel agencies/hotel management;
  • Contracts negotiation;

Since the project currently has no financial backing, it is not possible to offer monetary rewards or even expenses to those who offer assistance.  All work carried out by 5AT Group members to date has been on a voluntary and unpaid basis and this situation must continue until finance is secured.

If you have knowledge or experience that could be helpful and you would like to contribute to this fascinating and important project, please write without delay to us at webmaster@5at.co.uk and if possible send us your CV as per the attached pro-forma.  All CVs that are sent to us will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please also refer to other pages on this website, including:

Please also refer to the Press Release issued on 15 May 2011 which appears in the News section of this website.