The War Office Locomotive Trust

The War Office Locomotive Trust

Charity information

The War Office Locomotive Trust

Conservation and restoration of the remarkable survivor Hunslet Engine Co 1215 of 1916, a steam locomotive, built for and used on the narrow gauge railways serving the British forces in WW1

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Restoration, recreation and remembrance is the motto of the trust, formed to conserve and restore the narrow gauge steam locomotive Hunslet Engine Company 1215 of 1916, War Department Light Railway (WDLR) 303. Our aim is to return this locomotive to working order in time for remembrance events to be held from 2014 to 2018. It is a unique example in Europe of a British built steam locomotive, constructed for use by the British forces in France in WW1. Of the few survivors of it's type it is the only one with a photograph of it in use in France. We hope it's availability for these events and others will help educate and interest people in these aspects of our heritage and the often dramatic history behind these artefacts.

  • Aims

    The War Office Locomotive Trust aims to:

    • Conserve and restore to working order Hunslet 1215
    • Make the restored locomotive available to other appropriate locations to develop public interest in heritage and educate them with regard to the broader context of history surrounding the locomotive
  • Overview

    Established: May 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1136914

    Board members: 8

    Volunteers: 8

    Phone number: 01887822757

    Address: The Coach House Camserney Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2JF

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