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Donations for Current Restoration Projects


LMS Black 5 number 5025 – The oldest surviving Black 5

Work on the overhaul of 5025 began at the beginning of 2012. This was thanks to grants or promises of support from the Strathspey Railway Company, the Strathspey Railway Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund the Strathspey Railway Association and the significant amount which had already been raised from our supporters though appeals.

Major progress has been made on the locomotive and tender frames, axleboxes, motion, dragboxes and valve gear at Aviemore and on the major rebuild of the boiler, re-profiling of the tyres of the locomotive and tender wheels and construction of a new tender tank at Riley Engineering of Bury. Work has also included the casting and machining of a pair of new cylinders

Similar to many other Steam Locomotive restorations, the cost of restoring 5025 to operational use, is now well over the original budget of £350,000

Any financial help you can give will be much appreciated by our skilled team of engineers and volunteers who are currently working to complete the rebuild by the middle of 2018. You can read more about the restoration of 5025 here