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The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust


If you would like to support The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust by making a single donation please complete and return this donation form, using the single donation section or use the DONATE button, which takes you to the online Charity Checkout (is a charity payment solution that enables small and medium sized charities to accept donations online).

Note: For a single donation, when asked "How often do you want to give?", use the downarrow to select 'One-off'. 

Completion of this form for regular contributions enables to you to gain the full benefits of membership of The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust - please see the membership page.

B17 SLT 2023 Grand Prize Draw - Raffle Draw results

The winners of the 2023 Grand Prize Draw held at Quorn station on the Great Central Railway on Saturday 18th November are:

1st prize £250 - Frank Ffitch, West Sussex. Ticket no 2174
2nd prize £150 - Derek Dorling, Suffolk. Ticket no 4462
3rd prize £100 - Becki Stevens, Cambs. Ticket No 0814

1st Special Prize - Greater Anglia Day Return Tickets - Winner has asked to remain unnamed

2nd Special Prize - Footplate Ride on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway  Robert Forster, Cambs. Ticket no 0424

Congratulations to the winners!

2023 Raffle Draw

The winning tickets were drawn by Richard Patching, Chairman of the GCR. 

Our draw followed on from the GCR's 50th anniversary draw for which there were 50 prizes! 



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With the Spring in Our Step appeal now fully funded, it is the right time to look above the footplate.

Often seen as the 'face' of a loco, the installation helps make it 'look right'.


Door Hinges Dart Lamp Bracket Front Elevation ZSPart 1 - The Smokebox (£32,500) is complete but Phase 2 for the Smokebox Door for £20,000 stands at £10,504.

Put A Spring In Our Step  - This Appeal has just been closed having successfully reached its target of £31,440.

Boiler Deposit Fund

This fund has a target of £70,000. This is the amount needed to place a 10% deposit with our selected boiler manufacturer, who requires a deposit so that we can be placed on the waiting list for boiler manufacture. As of March 2024 the fund had reached £29915.

If you can make a contribution to the Fund, please send your donation made out to The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust, c/o 171 Clifton Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5AG marking the envelope for 'Boiler Deposit Fund'.

Alternatively, contribute by direct bank transfer to B17 SLT, Account Number: 53357821, Sort Code: 20-41-12, reference Boiler Deposit.


2024 Grand Prize Draw – Tickets Now Available

Help us raise much needed funds for our project and buy tickets for our 2024 Grand Prize Draw.

Prizes are as follows:

* Three cash prizes of £250, £150 and £100 respectively 

* Day return tickets for a party of four on the Greater Anglia network. 

* Footplate ride on the Nene Valley Railway

Tickets which cost £1 each can be bought at most of the events we attend (for a list of events see Visits and Events tab).

Terms and Conditions of the Draw

Promotor: Richard Taylor

Date of Draw: Saturday 16 November 2024

Each winner will be contacted initially by telephone or at the email or other address shown on the winning ticket stub within 7 days of the draw and receive written confirmation thereafter.

The result will be announced via the Trust website www.b17steamloco.com within 7 days of the draw taking place.

Unclaimed prizes will kept for a reasonable length of time after the draw takes place. If after that time they remain unclaimed they can be given to the Trust for use in future fundraising activities.

Minimum age of participants: 16 years

The Draw is registered under the Gambling Act 2005 with Central Bedfordshire Council. Licence no. 1446