4150 Locomotive Fund

Recent Newsletters

Catch up with the latest 4150 Fund news:

 

July 2018

July 2018 Restoration update - We are pleased to report that 4150's boiler has been successfully moved to Bridgnorth. Meanwhile, work continues on the rest of the loco at Bewdley.

April 2018

April 2018 Restoration update - With the boiler due to go up to Bridgnorth shortly, preliminary work on drilling out the steel firebox stays is progressing well. With the tanks, bunker and cab roof in place on the frames, as many cab fittings as possible are being trial-fitted, though those mounted on the firebox will have to await completion of the boiler overhaul.

March 2018

The web edition of the The 4150 Fund's 2018 Newsletter is now available.

January 2018

January 2018 Restoration update - with the boiler cladding now complete, we're catching up with various other items and fittings.

October 2017

October 2017 Restoration update - with the boiler and firebox cladding now virtually complete.

August 2017

August 2017 Restoration update - we've been concentrating on the boiler and firebox cladding.

April 2017

April 2017 Restoration update - the big lift!

March 2017

March 2017 Restoration update - preparation for the big lift.

February 2017

The web edition of the The 4150 Fund's 2017 Newsletter is now available.

December 2016

December 2016 Restoration update - with Seasons Greetings to all our supporters!

September 2016

September 2016 Restoration update - the side tanks reassembled ready for final riveting.

April 2016

April 2016 Restoration update - an update of recent progress on 4150 with the bunker very much on the home straight!

March 2016

Sponsorship Update

Last year we asked for sponsorship to help with funds in anticipation of our boiler going to Bridgnorth boiler shop for overhaul. This has proved very popular and the team are very grateful and encouraged by your support .

These items are still available, with some further additions. All items are permanent, very visible and can be identified from the platform.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

February 2016

The web edition of the The 4150 Fund's 2016 Newsletter is now available.

Peep Behind the Scenes 2016 - a date for the diary: this year's Peep Behind the Scenes will be held July 16th 2016.

We've also updated the Share Application Form linked from the How to Help page. All new share applications will be most welcome as we prepare for the final big push - the boiler overhaul at Bridgnorth.

July 2015

Restoration update

July 2015 Restoration update - most of the construction works for the side tanks and bunker is now complete and we are now preparing the individual parts for riveting.

June 2015

Sponsorship Update

Earlier this year we asked for sponsorship to help with funds in anticipation of our boiler going to Bridgnorth boiler shop for overhaul. This has proved very popular and the team are very grateful and encouraged by your support .

These items are still available, with some further additions. All items are permanent, very visible and can be identified from the platform.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

March 2015

Our 2015 Newsletter is now available:

2015 Newsletter - web edition

February 2015

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December 2014

Restoration update - a look at some of the detailed work in and around the side tanks.

October 2014

Restoration update - the side tanks are well advanced now.

Brake Van Tours

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Our first Shareholders brake van trip on 30th August 2014 was a sell out. More trips are planned for 2015 which will be advertised to shareholders first. More video and photos from the day.

Newsletters

Our 2014 Newsletter is now available:

2014 Newsletter - web edition

August 2014

Restoration update - continuing excellent progress with the construction of the side tanks.

April 2014

Restoration update - progress with the ongoing construction of the new side tanks.

October 2013

Restoration update - progress with the construction of the new side tanks.

June 2013

Restoration update - further progress with the construction of the new side tanks.

May 2013

Newsletters

Our last two Newsletters are now available:

April 2013

Restoration update..

November 2012

Restoration update..

June 2012

Restoration update.

February 2012

Restoration update

January 2012

2011 Engineering Report

November 2011

Restoration update.

July 2011

Restoration update.

June 2011

Restoration update.

January 2011

2010 Engineering Report

November 2010

Restoration progress.

September 2010

Restoration progress