The 2874 Trust has been formed to ensure the restoration and then operation of the ex- Great Western Railway 2-8-0 heavy freight locomotive number 2874. We will use the restoration to promote the retention, development and spread of the skills required to rebuild, repair and operate historic machinery.  We will then use the operation of the restored loco on Heritage Railways to demonstrate our industrial heritage in the living museums that these venues create. 


We aim to ensure that all who assist in the restoration either physically or with other support gain both satisfaction and enjoyment from the experience. We are keen to provide a route to involvement for as many people as possible not just those who can get "hands on" with spanners!

We are very grateful to the people and companies that have provided assistance, both physical and financial and you can view details of our Sponsors here.



    Ways you can  Support The Trust 




We welcome donations from both members and non-members - and if a Gift Aid form can be completed we can obtain additional funds (currently 25%) from HM Revenue & Customs at no cost to the donor. 

We have partnered with a Charity called "Peoples Fundraising" who have far lower platform and transaction fees than most other sites.  To donate through this route simply click on 


you will be taken to the donations page (your credit card statement will show the payment to Golden Giving Ltd)


Or you can join our 20 pence per day scheme  click the link to take you to the scheme page 




 Dont forget to

Thank You 





Our New Membership gives full details of the various classes and we would encourage everyone to join -

the more public support we can show, including through the number of members,

the better our chances of attracting external funding for the project.

please click the link below

                       Trust membership options                         



 Buy Our Branded Goods


Buying on line or directly from us at shows and galas ensures the same contribution to the Trust 

Our On-Line shop is now open with some tried and trusted items but also with new items added regularly.,

The range includes our "Sisters of Steam" and  "Young Engineers" products


Please click the link below to go shopping!

 2874 Trust Online Shop


Our On line shop is managed by our good friends at Pixel Shack .


Our own Model Shop

We can offer our 4mm Limited Edition Dapol wagons, in clean and mildly weathered format.

Each model has a uniquely numbered certificate -

- "Fosters" Sold Out 

"Dinmor Quarry" on sale at £19.50 + £5.50 p & p

Summers 7 plank on sale at £19.50 [;us £ 5.50 P & P 


 Please click the link above  for models





Fresh out of the wagon shop (Clean ) 


Lightly Weathered 


Fresh Out of the wagon shop ( clean ) 






 lightly weathered 


















Off Line Sales

For those supporters who are not comfortable buying on-line,

we can arrange to supply our branded items or Direct Sales in any way that suits the customer 

please call 01643 706943 to discuss what we can offer and your requirements









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