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

3850 Update

The overhaul is coming on – the boiler is de-tubed, out of the frames and being needle-gunned ready for Non Destructive Testing to establish the extent of work required to get it back to work. The primed sections have been “done” – since these shots were taken quite a lot more has been completed. The

The 2874 Trust

We advised at the 2014 AGM that we were supporting the formation of a charitable Trust to aid in the restoration of GWR 2-8-0 Heavy Freight  No. 2874.   The Trust is up and running and has received “charitable status” from HM Revenue and Customs – this means it can obtain Gift Aid on appropriate donations

The Story begins….

3850 had its last day in service on 30th September 2015 before beginning a heavy overhaul.  The loco has run for 1202 days in traffic and covered 81,988 miles since entering service in March 2006  – all but 46 days of the service were on the West Somerset Railway, the other days being a visit

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