A Date for your Diary

12 noon – 1st December Our friends at The 2874 Trust need your help – the Trust has been accepted as one of the 700+ charities to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge – a ‘week of giving’ from 1st to 8th December. During the week donations made towards the Trust’s target of

Collectable Items for Sale

One of our members would like to sell the following items (proceeds donated to company funds).  Ralph Manwaring worked for BR in the early 60s and collected many items in his time there. 1 x Bag of assorted badges for Guards Coats 1 x Bag of about 45 assorted railway badges 1 x board 14 x

Culture Recovery Fund

Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.  Now, in these challenging times, it’s our turn to show our support for culture. With an unprecedented investment through the £1.57bn Cultural Recovery Fund, the government is #HereForCulture so it

Work on the Tender

Tender no 1761, which has run for around 10 years with each of our locos is approaching the finish of its overhaul at Toddington. Paintwork is being completed on the coal space and several coats of gloss have gone on the exterior (but more still to do) Click here GH010004 to see Dave, Tracy and Keith hard

A New Look for 7820

With a fair amount of work under her belt since coming out in plain black livery in 2014, Dinmore Manor needed a bit of refreshment…..The decision was taken to give her something of a new look while she was undergoing winter maintenance.  A few shots of the result can be seen here – of course, you

100,000 miles in Preservation

On 7th August 2017, our flagship locomotive 7820 Dinmore Manor reached a total of 100,000 miles since restoration and return to steam in her “second career”. Below is the article that may appear in the Railway Press Dinmore Manor breaks the 100,000 miles in preservation barrier. Few steam locomotives have passed the 100,000 miles in preservation