Each and every gift made to The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue developing the locomotive and carry out construction activities that would otherwise be difficult to achieve. The prime source of funding is based upon an ever increasing number of contributors making affordable gifts/donations on a regular basis and includes free membership for the duration of these payments. By choosing to become a Member, and making a regular donation by Standing Order, you will enable us to forward plan. These regular donations mean a consistent, predictable income, so we can budget and be more efficient. It is also a great way in which you can spread your donations over a period of time.

Monthly Donating Members (Covenantors)

Support The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust by becoming a member making regular donations (minimum £5 per month); to join, download, complete and return this donation form by completing the section for regular subscriptions,


use the Donate button, which takes you to the online Charity Checkout (a charity payment solution that enables small and medium sized charities to accept donations online).

Life membership - new for 2022

With a single payment of £1000, Life membership is available for you and your partner. To apply, please email our Membership Secretary, John Pearson, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for full details.

On joining, you will receive a commemorative certificate, as well as your membership card.

Associate Membership

Existing members can nominate one other person as an Associate Member of the Trust for 12 months. This person can be a friend, a member of your family or a colleague who should be over 18 and interested in our project.

Once nominated, they will receive their own membership card and a copy of our quarterly 'Newsletter' electronically for 12 months. They will be invited to attend our AGM and 6 monthly meeting, as well as come on the Member’s Day Out. They will also have access to our internet shop and website. They will not be allowed to vote during the period of their Associate Membership.

Once the period of 12 months is over, they will be invited to become full members of the Trust, provided that they receive information from us electronically and they become a Monthly Donor at a minimum rate of £5 per month or its equivalent.

The cost of Associate Membership is set at £10 for the year and can be paid by the Proposer or the Nominee. Therefore, this could be an ideal, if different, present for a friend or relative. The scheme is open to all members and nominations should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after downloading, completing, and returning this Associate Membership form.


Students, the Trust has a special Student membership. Only £10 a year. See the Student Membership leaflet for full details and benefits.

For Student membership renewals, please use the Students Membership Renewals leaflet.

What do you get

In return for becoming a member you will be entitled to certain benefits. This includes a free quarterly newsletter and attendance at the two public meetings a year. One of these public meetings is the AGM and as a member you will have voting rights. For all membership enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a registered charity, The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust can claim income tax relief on donations from UK tax payers, meaning that your donation goes even further at no additional cost to you. For every £1 a UK taxpayer donates, 25p in reclaimed tax can be added. Therefore a gift of £10 is worth £12.50 to the Trust when an eligible donor says "yes" to gift aid.