Galatea Locomotive Trust Fundraising Partnership

The LMS-Patriot Company, is pleased to announce a fundraising partnership with the Galatea Locomotive Trust, the original group which was set up over 20 years ago to restore of ex-Barry LMS ‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0, no 45699.

The new fundraising initiative has been formed to raise funds for the mainline equipment that is needed for ‘The Unknown Warrior’ to run on Network Rail metals – TPWS, OTMR and GSM-R equipment, costing around £60,000. In addition to this, funds for the acquisition and restoration of a mainline registered support coach are also being sought. Although ‘The Unknown Warrior’ will probably initially run with a hired support coach until there are sufficient funds to acquire its own.

'The Unknown Warrior' is expected to play a leading part in the 2018 100th anniversary commemorations that will mark the end of the Great War.

The Galatea Locomotive Trust continues to support 45699 ‘Galatea’, which is now owned by the North of England Historic Railway Trust, and whose restoration was completed at West Coast Railway’s, Carnforth site. The LMS-Patriot Project has also benefitted from the 6’9” wheel pattern which was originally commissioned by the Galatea Locomotive Trust and eventually used to cast two new driving wheels for 'Galatea' after two of its driving wheels were cut through when it came off the rails in Barry Scrapyard. 

Donations can be sent to ‘The Galatea Locomotive Trust’, PO Box 828, Stockport SK1 9DF.

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