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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

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Happy New Year to all our supporters, and especially to those who have given up their valuable time to help on the largest number of events attended by the Trust in 2019; at Steam Galas, Model Railway Exhibitions and Model Engineering shows, not forgetting talks given to various societies. Many of these are documented in the various Event Reports.

Member News - Chris Hazlehurst Obituary

LATEST NEWS

Raffle Draw

THE WINNERS IN OUR 2019 GRAND PRIZE DRAW, DRAWN AT LOUGHBOROUGH CENTRAL STATION AT THE GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY’S ‘LAST HURRAH' EVENT ON 16 NOVEMBER 2019, ARE:

1st PRIZE - N CRAM, ticket number 1605

2nd PRIZE - R JOCELYN, ticket number 2261

3rd PRIZE - A MILWAIN, ticket number 3697

1st SPECIAL PRIZE - J HILLS, ticket number 4369

2nd SPECIAL PRIZE - P HARRIS, ticket number 2639

For all Footballer fans - Grimsby Town trip report - Latest News

Orig nameplate GTFC 06Aug19 50 61650 Grimsby Town

Sandy's latest travels in Members update - Amritsar and Kangra.

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 the Construction Progress page for the October update and full details and photos of the latest manufacturing progress.

** Detailed designs for the Rolling Chassis submitted to the Rail Regulator for evaluation.**

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