Could you help us?

The Little Loco Group was formally formed in 2017 from former members of the Wainwright Villas Gang and supported by the Fenchurch Fund in the effort to fund & support the overhaul & restoration of the Bluebell Railway’s historic fleet of smaller engines and the railway’s collection of pre-grouping engines & projects representing this era of locomotive history. Our current focus is to see one of the Bluebell Railway’s original engines, the third to be preserved on the fledgling line, No 27 Primrose the forgotten P steam once again! So far through the generous hours and fundraising efforts of the members of the Fenchurch Fund, as well as those who have donated and supported us, we have raised in excess of over £40,000 towards the expected £150,000 needed to restore 27 & see her run for the first time since her withdrawal in the mid 70’s. This has enabled us to acquire & rivet up a new set of frames (to replace the original life expired ones), the manufacture of a new cylinder block, re-turning of the wheels & axle journals, an initial start at the mechanical overhaul and progressing with the painting of the wheels, frames & various components into 1920’s Maunsell Southern lined green.

So could you help us achieve our aims? Simply click below on our donation button to take you to our donation page, setup a standing order with us using our standing order form or subscribe to our Little Loco club and help us to see the forgotten P turn a wheel under her own steam once again


Help us today by making a donation towards seeing our current project No.27 Primrose once again return to active service working on the Bluebell Railway!

Hit the Donate button below to take you through to the Bluebell Railway’s Trust donation page (Select “P27- restoration of SECR P Class No.27” from the first drop down menu!) and donate now to help see the forgotten P No.27 Primrose steam once again. Help today click & donate below!

Standing Order Form

Alternatively download, Print out & complete our standing order form by clicking the link below and post your completed form to us at;

Project 27,
The Bluebell Railway Trust,
Sheffield Park Station,
East Sussex,
TN22 3QL.

All cheque’s should be made payable to the Bluebell Railway Trust.

Little Loco Club

Join our Little Loco Club today and help us by making a minimum donation of £3 a month towards the restoration of No.27. Inspired by the 100’s of parts that go into the construction of an engine, all playing their small part & like each of these individual parts if we where to break down the expected £150,000 restoration cost for No.27 into regular monthly individual donations from a larger number of Little Loco Club members the task of raising the funds to restore No.27 would become a lot less daunting and a lot more achievable!

So help us to see No.27 return to steam once again by joining the Little Loco Club today at just £3 a month. Click the sign up button below.

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