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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

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Patron: Sir Rod Stewart CBE 

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Show reports and Local Area reports.

Geoff Eldridge Obituary

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The Continuing Rolling Chassis Build Story

The Hornblocks, Cannon Axleboxes and Coupled Axleboxes have all been cast by William Cook Cast Products and delivered to CTL Seal's premises for machining and fitting.

Orders Placed in 2022

Steel forging for the tyres for all wheel with South Devon Railway Engineering

Forgings for the Plain Axles with Railway Wheelsets

Roller Bearings for all wheels with Timkens

Latest - Machining of Cannon Axlesboxes with Daniela Works Ltd.

Completion of the order placed with William Cooks to cast the Driving Wheels and casting is well under way; all 6 wheels have been cast - they now just need non destructive testing. Here's the first wheel, cast on 19th January.

Finished cast wheel 310122

The third tender has arrived and is in place at Sheffield.

Machining of the Driving Wheels and the Hornblocks has commenced.

See Construction Progress for full details.

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Latest News

The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust attends a historic meeting with 5 other New Builds.

OO models donated to the Trust as part of a legacy.

CTL Seal held an open day for their employees, members of the Clan Project and our own members to view the construction of the two locomotives.

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Primed chassis wheel 220422

Our home - Sheffield based engineering company CTL Seal Limited

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Cannon Box Assembly & Coupled Axlebox Assembly Sponsorship Oppurtunities in Sponsorship.

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The Spring in Our Step appeal is now Two Thirds there. Help us get all the springs funded.

Springs Appeal 150422

 

The 'Nuts and Bolts' appeal, the Boiler Deposit Appeal and Chassis Completion Fund, in Donating.

Volunteer Coordinator - Jeff Jackson. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07749 317373.

 60 years without a B17 - the last ones were scrapped in 1960. Help us ensure that we can recreate this wonder within the next 10 years.

SUPPORTING THE PROJECT - RECREATE THE MAGIC!

Currently LNER class B12 and B1 locomotives are operational in preservation, but none of the B17s survived the cutter's torch. The B17 is the missing link between the two and is the only 4-6-0 locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley.

Help fulfill the project aim to construct a new B17, to recreate again those exhilarating sights and sounds of a ‘Sandringham’ hard at work on the mainline at the head of its train and re-introduce something of our past heritage, for greater public benefit in years to come.

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THIS AMBITIOUS PLAN TO REPLACE AN ICONIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVE AND GO MAINLINE WITH THE 'SPIRIT OF SANDRINGHAM'

Some photos are courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press Archives.