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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 Soon after this shot she was withdrawn from service for investigative works as part of a potential boiler extension inspection just prior to the expiry of her 10 year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
  • Thanks
    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
  • 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
  • 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