Now here is that double opportunity for you. We are opening the Barnum no.228 for your inspection to coincide with the annual reveal of progress on new build locomotive Parker 4-4-0 Class 2 no.567 – on Saturday 15 September from 10.00hours until midday at least…. and it costs nothing to come into the Heritage Centre at Ruddingon. Donations on the other hand are always welcome!

Along with the GCR Rolling Stock local restoration team, we are expecting Barnum experience to be joining us in the form of Mike Lang and Roger Bulmer with Richard Tilden Smith, chairman of this Trust, to be on hand to consider the issues of replacing undergear and repairing the Barnum bogeys, all in a difficult state of repair.
You will be most welcome – up the maroon stairs in Building no.1…..!