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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
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
Restore GWR locomotive 7200 to full working order
Activities» 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
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 - Project Cost: £60,000Loading graph....
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
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre,
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
probably because of the enthusiasm of the members
Read more about the Charity running this project.
John Frank Porter
hon.sec and working member
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher