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. The loco was built in 1918 to a Churchward design and remained in service until 1963.

It has not run since but we aim to give it a new life working on Heritage Railways and so giving pleasure to the thousands of passengers who each year enjoy the sight, sounds and smell of steam power.

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.

Latest News

24 March 2020

Welcome to our new website.  We would like to say a big "thank you" to the staff and students...

10 March 2020

2874 left Swindon for the first time on November 30th 1918 and it seemed appropriate that on 11th...

10 March 2020

Once our wheel sets arrived at South Devon Engineering, the work soon started to remove the old...

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