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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

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***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT***

Engineering Press Release in Construction Progress 

 

LATEST NEWS

The last was the Nene Valley 'Swindon' event - see Event Reports.

Attendance at  events listed has been cancelled due to Coronavirus until further notice.

please see Latest News for full update

Frank Roberts Obituary - see Members.

Also Sandy's latest travels Amritsar, Kangra and the Himalayan foothills - updated 27/3/20.

2020 Raffle Tickets are available - see Donating.

Cambridgeshire and Fens Group October Buffers update - Area Groups.

Static Chassis passes its tests and is approved!! The full set of drawings are ready for the Rolling Chassis. See thepage for the October update and full details and photos of the latest manufacturing progress.*

 

ALMOST THERE. The 'Spoke in my Wheel' campaign has now funded 4 wheels, the fifth has 13 spokes funded and sixth is off the mark! The 4th wheel was achieved in record time. Our thanks to all those who have donated to this appeal.

For news of the Trust's involvement in a STEM pilot for schools visit STEM page.

2020 marks 60 years without a B17, as the last ones were scrapped in 1960. Help us ensure that we can recreate this wonder within the next 10 years

SUPPORTING THE PROJECT

Currently LNER class B12 and B1 locomotives are operational in preservation, but none of the B17s survived the cutter's torch. The B17 is the missing link between the two and is the only 4-6-0 locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. Supporting The Project.

RECREATE THE MAGIC!

Help fulfill the project aim to construct a new B17, to recreate again those exhilarating sights and sounds of a ‘Sandringham’ hard at work on the mainline at the head of its train and re-introduce something of our past heritage, for greater public benefit in years to come.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THIS AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REPLACE AN ICONIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND GO MAINLINE WITH THE 'SPIRIT OF SANDRINGHAM'

Some photos are courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press Archives.

How To Help