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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

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Patron: Sir Rod Stewart CBE

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The Trust was donated an LNER whistle for Spirit of Sandringham. Our thanks to the gentleman concerned.   LNER Whistle reduced

LATEST NEWS

THE BIG MOVE – relocating 61673 ‘Spirit of Sandringham’ to Sheffield.

All done. As of 20th October the move to our new home is complete

In position at CTL Seal 201020 reduced

We are delighted to announce that new-build 61673 ‘Spirit of Sandringham’ has been relocated to the Sheffield based engineering company, CTL Seal Limited, where construction of 61673 will continue in their Works. CTL Seal is also the home of The Clan Project (Hengist). The full announcement is on the Construction Progress page.

Part 1 - The tenders leave the Mid Norfolk Railway - 3rd September 2020.

Part 2 - The 2 * 30ft track panels are made up and positioned ready to accept the tenders - 7th September 2020.

Part 3 - The tenders arrive at CTL Seal on 30th September 2020.

Part 4 - The main chassis leaves Llangollen on 19th October and arrives at Sheffield on 20th.

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The Trust announced the first order for the Rolling Chassis - an order for the patterns for the Hornblocks from William Cook Castings Ltd. Pattern making has commenced - casting is expected by the end of November.

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Sponsorship Opportunities open for Cannon Box Assembly and Coupled Axlebox Assembly in Sponsorship 

'Nuts and Bolts' appeal, Sandy's Fighting Fund and the 2020 Raffle Tickets - all in Donating.

Volunteer Coordinator - Jeff Jackson. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07749 317373.

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

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