Dapol Model Railway Company


 Dapol, one of the UK's leading and most innivative British owned and based Model Railway Manufacturers

Dapol are producing a 28xx range and including within that range an exclusive model of 2874.

For each 2874 sold they will make a generous donation to The 2874 Tust  

An amazingly generous gesture, for which we are deeply endebted.

Please support Dapol and The 2874 Trust by Pre ordering your 2874 model

now & see their complete range of Dapol 7mm, 4mm and 2mm models at 










The Heritage Lottery Fund





 The HLF have awarded us a grant of £57,400 to run a series of training projects -

these range from the very basic preserving rusted components

to complex machining tasks and involve both

 structured training workshops for the less skilled and self-development for the more advanced volunteer.

Visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk

Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd



Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd have supported the creation of the 2874 Trust

from the outsetand arranged the purchase of our locomotive -

they continue to provide expertise & the use of their tools and equipment, 

in addition to using  their buying power as an established locomotive restorer and operator.

We anticipate an ongoing relationship right through the restoration and we will continue

to use their operational experience when we come to run a completed loco on Heritage Lines.

Visit: https://www.dinmoremanor.co.uk

SGS Berkeley Green UTC


Included in the HLF work is a sub-project to create a new website - this one!  

We would like to record our thanks to the staff and students of SGS Berkeley Green UTC for their work.

Visit: https://www.berkeleygreenutc.org.uk

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway


The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have provided a restoration base for our work and access to their established volunteer workforce.  In addition, we are able to publicise our project at events on the Railway and through their magazine.  In due course, we hope to operate the restored loco on this line.

Visit: https://www.gwsr.com

GB Railfreight


GB Railfreight, one of our first sponsors, who kindly sponsored the production of publicity

materialsfor our Heritage Skills Day.

Visit: https://www.gbrailfreight.com

Peter's Railway


Chris Vine, the author of the excellent Peter's Railway books provided the artwork. 

The publicity material will continue to be used at a number of events.'

Chris has now kindly agreed to becom a Patron .

We anticipate working with Chris on a number of projects 

Visit: https://www.www.petersrailway


Ecclesiastical Insurance


Ecclesiastical Insurance have made two grants of £1000 to assist with our project -

they are an insurance company that donates all their profits to charitable bodies.  

Awards are made based on public nominations, so we must thank all of those members a& friends who went on-line on each occasion to lend us their support.  

There are likley to be future opportunities to help as Ecclesiatical  open up more funding ventures - we will take part!

Visit: https://www.ecclesiastical.com

Wheelset and axlebox work grant providers


The following organisations have kindly provided grants to The 2874 Trust to support us in a project to complete the wheelset and axlebox work:

  • The Pilgrim Trust

  • The Rowlands Trust

  • The Swire Charitable Trust

  • The Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust

  • The Garfield Weston Foundation


Unrestricted Grant towards our work

  • The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust


Reversing/Timing Gear Overhaul


The Summerfield Charitable Trust

The Rowlands Trust


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