The Society formed in 1986 to preserve British Railways-designed Class 45/1 locomotive No.45133 which is preserved and regularly operates at the Midland Railway Butterley. The Society became a Registered Charity (No.1168290) in 2016.
6.5 mile-long heritage Railway in Essex, where 45132 is currently based. Easily accessible from London, with vintage buses connecting from Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations.
The last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was saved by a group of dedicated volunteers who have transformed it into a unique railway museum and events venue. 45118 resides here.
Photographic archive of David Franklin, including heritage and mainline railways. Also includes a collection of stills of 45132 during its time on the Mid Hants Railway.