The 2874 Trust has been established as a charitable company & is registered by the Charity Commissioners & HM Revenue & Customs. We have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to the many organisations that will only fund a charity & can claim Gift Aid on donations & membership fees.

Benefits of Membership
  • You will become a part of the railway heritage movement, your charity (The 2874 Trust) owns a historic steam locomotive and you can have a say in its future

  • You will receive regular updates on the progress of the restoration and the activities of the Trust

  • You will have the opportunity to become involved in the hands-on work to restore our locomotive and the chance to learn new skills

  • You could become involved in helping run the organisation or take part in our publicity events

  • You will be helping to preserve heritage mechanical engineering skills for the benefit of future generations 

The Trust offers several types of membership and these are outlined below:

Membership Type


Life Membership

£500 single payment or by monthly standing order

Adult Annual


Junior Annual (up to 17 years old)


Corporate Annual


25 Year (Over 70s only)

£250 single payment or monthly standing order

Adult - 5 Year

£80 single payment

Junior - 5 Year (can be started up to the age of 17)

£50 single payment 

We encourage all members, if they are UK taxpayers, to complete a Gift Aid declaration to allow us to claim an additional amount from HM Revenue and Customs - a valuable source of funds that comes at no cost to our members.

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 Please ring 01643 706943 if you have any questions about membership or the Trust


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