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Good News for 7820 and Progress on 3850

Red for stop? not quite…. A pause at Toddingtons outer home signal on what may well have been 7820’s penultimate day in service in late September. Soon after this shot she was withdrawn from service for investigative works as part of a potential boiler extension inspection just prior to the expiry of her 10 year

Can you help the 2874 Trust?

From 8th May to 5th June The 2874 Trust is running a fund raising campaign to kick-start the process of overhauling the boiler for their 1918 built GWR heavy freight. They have a funding pot of £2500 to match £ for £ all donations – plus, as a charity they can claim Gift Aid on

Dapol helps Dinmore!

We are very grateful to Dapol who recently launched a series of 00 scale Manor models. Included in the range is one of Dinmore Manor – this limited edition is only available direct from Dapol in DCC ready, DCC fitted and with sound card – and there are not many left! As a thanks to

TODAYS THE DAY to help the 2874 Trust

The Trust is taking part once again in The Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraising event. This year the plan is to raise money to obtain original pattern Buffers, Chimney and Safety Valve cover so that the loco will be as close as possible to the way it was turned out in 1918. Supporters have pledged

OO Gauge Model of 7820 Dinmore Manor

Dapol have released their limited edition OO model of Dinmore Manor.  This is available only through their own website or from the DML sales stand which will be at the STEAM model railway show on 10th/11th September at Swindon and at the GWSR Mixed Traffic Gala on 29th/30th October. Dapol will be making a significant


A message from The 2874 Trust “We asked a while ago for nominations for The 2874 Trust in Ecclesiastical Insurance’s “Movement for Good” and many of our supporters went on-line and did so. Thanks to those nominations and to Ecclesiatical (now called the Benefact Group) for donating the funds we are one of the 250 lucky

A New on-Line Shopping Experience

Many of you have already purchased our branded clothing – profits all go towards keeping our locos “in steam” – unfortunately for us, our supplier has “outgrown” our requirements and can no longer supply our needs – fortunately, we have found another company who can do so and even offer us a wider range.  We

A BIG Step Forward

On Monday 10th May two large cranes arrived at Toddington to turn the new cylinder assembly over. As the process got underway we had a “variety” of weather conditions…. A little later and the cylinder assembly has been turned over and turned round as well as the trolley and all is ready to go back

Here For Culture

Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd to receive £12,800 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund  This award will allow us to support the specialist contractors who are so vital to

Railway Magazine

Back in 2017, The Railway Magazine published a major article on our company (Dinmore and more….) This article has now been made available “free to view” on their archive – for anyone who wants a look the link is HERE