We are passionate about preserving the rich history of locomotives and ensuring that future generations can experience and appreciate these magnificent machines.
Our journey began when we were incorporated on August 4th, 2022, and became the proud owners of the iconic Andrew Barclay 2157 locomotive.
Our company is led by four dedicated directors: Mike, Ben, Sam, and Matt. Each of us is an equal shareholder in both the company and the locomotive. With our combined expertise and shared vision, we are committed to making a lasting impact on the preservation of railway heritage.
Our primary aim, as of 2023, is to restore the Andrew Barclay 2157 to its full working order within the next three years. Once restored, this historic locomotive will proudly operate at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway, delighting passengers and enthusiasts alike. However, our ambitions don't stop there. We have even bigger plans to expand our fleet, ensuring that more precious locomotives are preserved for generations to come.
Craftsmanship and Dedication:
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail in every step of our restoration process. From the meticulous restoration work to the rigorous maintenance and operation of our locomotives, we prioritise safety and reliability above all else. We believe that by showcasing the beauty and functionality of these historical machines, we can inspire a deeper appreciation for our cultural heritage.
Educating and Building a Community:
We recognise the importance of education and strive to raise public awareness about the significance of locomotives in shaping our world. We aim to foster a community of like-minded individuals who share our passion for heritage locomotives. Together, we can ensure that the legacy of these extraordinary machines endures for generations to come.
Thank you for visiting our website, and we invite you to join us on this incredible journey of restoration, preservation, and celebration of our railway heritage.