Great Western Society 47XX Project

Recreating Churchward's final masterpiece
British Railways

Over the years many people have expressed a desire to see a 47XX 2-8-0 in action again and we hope those who wish to see this will now come forward and give their support.

The most important aspect is the need to maintain a regular income throughout the build cycle, and this depends on a large number of people making regular contributions every month. The GWS is looking to build up a large base of covenanters to achieve that, irrespective of the amount each person gives.

If linked to the Gift Aid scheme contributions will be considerably more valuable to the Project.

Anyone who contributes £1,000 or more, in one amount or by regular monthly payments, will become a Friend of 4709 and have:

  • An opportunity to drive 4709 under supervision at Didcot
  • Their name recorded on a plaque to be affixed to the completed 4709
  • Priority booking on the inaugural run with 4709

You can make an immediate and secure online donation via the Big Give or you can download the Supporters Scheme information sheet or the simple 4709 Appeal form by clicking the links below. The Appeal Form will allow you to set up a Banker's Order if you wish to make a regular contribution.

Your contribution, however small, will be greatly appreciated.

Great Western Society 47XX Project • Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ • Registered Charity 272616