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Project information

The 7200 Trust Locomotive Trust

Restoring GWR Heavy Freight and class prototype locomotive 7200

With the current working volunteers of around 60k approx 3 years

Charity information: 7200 Trust

7200 Trust
  • Need


    The problem now that despite having the majority of parts, old and some newly manufactured, including new boiler barrels and a new smoke-box the loco now has to to go to a specialist boiler-smith to be completed as we have neither the number of volunteers or the heavy lifting equipment to complete the restoration


    We have already discussed with reputable boiler-smiths about carrying on with the boiler work and have obtained some quotes

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Restore GWR locomotive 7200 to full working order


    » Full restoration of the locomotive

    What success will look like

    7200 will be able to visit Heritage Railways and demonstrate and educate the power of steam

  • Impact


    will be used as an historical item, and used to educate the young and old the importance of steam during the pasts industrial age


    A shortfall in funding


    We have a facebook page and are currently re-building our web-page, also from time to time I write articles for various railway publications

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 Transport Removal and return to and from boilersmiths
      £57,000 rebuilding the boiler riveting or welding new sections of boiler together and fitting new steam pipes
      £1,000 any extras unforseen
  • Background


    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre,
    Station Rd


    As a historic restored artifact , we hope to educate and entertain as has the restoration of Flying Scotsman, though this loco shows things from a different perspective being a large freight loco

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    probably because of the enthusiasm of the members

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    John Frank Porter

    hon.sec and working member

    Chris Parr

    Project Leader

    Mike Gibbs

    Head Machinist

    Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher