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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

Welcome to the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

Patron: Sir Rod Stewart CBE  

 A very successful joint Open Day with the Clan Project, was held on 13th April; this was the third joint Open Day.
A full report can be found on Event Reports.
Primed chassis wheel 220422 Smokebox wrapper and painted bufferfbeam

Chassis and Castings at

Open Day 2022.

Photo by J Pearson

Smokebox Wrapper and Bufferbeam

Open Day 2024.

Photo by Tony Brzosko

All six Driving Wheels are being machined at our base in Sheffield at engineering company CTL Seal Limited.

View the latest Tom Ingall video featuring the machining of one driving wheel in May 2024.


Construction Progress showing the latest CAD designs for the Bogie and the Smokebox.

New Appeal just started - THE CAB

Sheffield Students (RCAS) in the IMechE Railway Challenge - Report


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

 Almost 65 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.

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.

Some photos are courtesy of the Eastern Daily Press Archives.