The Trust exists to promote interest in the Stanier Pacific steam locomotives of the London Midland and Scottish Railway and the Standard Class 4 Tank locomotives of British Railways. This will be achieved by collecting, recording, conserving, restoring to working order and curating evidence of these locomotives, and promoting interest in their heritage by making collections and associated information available to the public.


Our Key Aims


  • To ensure the responsible stewardship, conservation and development of the collection of locomotives and stock owned by, or in the care of the Trust
  • To acquire and retain artefacts, documents etc., pertaining to the period of history when the locomotives were built and operated in service
  • To encourage and develop participation and interest from individuals, interested parties and the public
  • To develop scholarship on, and around the subject of the collection