Monday, 23 November 2015

2874 Trust Membership now open

Much of the work on 2874 lately has been behind the scenes, in setting up the charitable trust that will take ownership of the loco and raise funds towards its restoration.  Membership of the trust is now open.  The details of how to join are shown here, please print off the following pages as appropriate and send them along with any remittance to:

The Treasurer
2874 Trust LTD
Millfield House
Kingston St Mary

Should you have any queries, the treasurer can be contacted via email at the address treasurer at  substituting the @ symbol for the word at.

Alternatively, a pdf version of the form can be downloaded from this link.

And finally, just to show that not all of the work taking place has been behind the scenes, 2874's cab was removed recently, which paves the way towards lifting the boiler from the frames.  The boiler will need a bit of careful jacking up at each end to free off over half a century's worth of rust that will be binding it in place, and then it can be lifted.  This will almost certainly take place at the same time as the boiler lift of 3850 which is now stopped for a heavy overhaul.
Ian lifts off 2874's cab, photo courtesy of Roger Tipton

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