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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