Alex Powell – Committee Member and Trustee

Alex Powell MEng. – Committee Member and Trustee

Alex joined the AST in February 2016 after discovering the trust while researching steam locomotive efficiency and modern steam for an AS level project.

Alex Studied at Newcastle University and graduated in 2022 with an MEng in Mechanical engineering.

Alex had always been interested in railways and engineering and joined his local model engineering society in 2008. He is an active member and looks after a Club 5 Inch gauge steam locomotive as well as having two locomotives of his own under construction, including a 5-inch gauge A4.

In 2020, Alex was elected as a Full Member of ASTT, and in the same year he was appointed as an ex-officio member of ASTT’s Management Committee on which he acted as its Student Representative.

In 2021, he presented a paper titled “Running on the Mainline with Clan Line” at ASTT’s Conference in Loughborough.

In 2023, Alex was elected a Trustee and Full Member of ASTT’s Committee following the retirement of Mike Horne.

Alex driving his “Club” loco

Alex in Yeovil at the end of a Southern steam run