• 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
  • And some more!
    Thanks to David Holmes, another YouTube compilation. Not only 3850 and Dinmore Manor but also 2874. David is one of the Trustees of The 2874 Trust – now owners of the loco
  • Missing Dinmore and 3850?
    As we can’t do the real thing at present perhaps you may enjoy watching….  (with thanks to YouTube and the authors)
  • Memories of Dinmore’s Return to Steam
    With the lack of any activity at present – some memories of April 2014 and the Shareholder’s Day to welcome Dinmore Manor back into steam Hope you like the selection
  • Dinmore News – March 2020 Edition
    The latest edition of Dinmore News has now been published. Highlights include: 7820 Winter maintenance 3850 Progress Tender T1761 Dinmore @ 70 Finances 2874 Trust Update
  • 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
  • Vintage Signs
        Would you like to own a metal sign like this?   Or this ?                     Now you can! The signs are enamelled metal so are quite substantial and measure 27.5″ x 19.5″ We have commissioned a supply of these signs which can be obtained only from ourselves – please contact dh.foster@btinternet.com  for details.  They will be very
  • Our New, On-Line, Clothing Store
    Many of you have purchased our branded clothing – profits all go towards keeping our locos “in steam”. We have recently set up a new way of supplying the goods – in the past we have had to carry a fairly large stock to ensure we have the size and colour of garment that our
  • A painless way to raise funds
    See our Fundraising page to learn how you can help with the restoration of 2874 at NO cost to yourself – sound too good to be true?  Check it out!
  • Shareholders Trip 2014
    On Saturday 19th April around 160 of our shareholders, contractors and friends of the company enjoyed an evening trip behind 7820 leaving Toddington at 7.00pm for a round trip to Cheltenham, back through Winchcombe, over the viaduct to Laverton and finish at 9.30 back at Toddington.  A buffet, celebration cake and drinks were enjoyed by all