Support Us

Could You Help Us?

Formed in the summer of 2017, through the partnership of the Fenchurch Fund & the Villa's Gang, the Little Loco Group aspires to help support, restore & preserve the history of the Bluebell Railway's smaller fleet of engines. 

Our current focus is to see the Bluebell Railway's third engine, the forgotten P, No 27 Primrose steam once again! So far through the generous hours and fundraising efforts of the members of the Fenchurch Fund, as well as those who have donated and supported us we have raised in excess of over £40,000 towards the restoration of 27. This has enabled us so far to acquire a new set of frames,replacing the origianal life expired ones, as well as manufacturing a new cylinder block for No 27!

But to see 27 run once again we expect that we need to raise in the region of £150,000 to return her to active service! so could you help us achieve our aims? Please follow our donate links below or subscribe to our Rivet club and help us to return the forgotten P Primrose back into steam!


Help us today by making a one off or re-occurring donation to see our current project No 27 Primrose once again return to active service working on the Bluebell Railway!

Hit the Donate button below to take you through to the Bluebell Railway's Trust donation page and donate now to help see the forgotten P No 27 Primrose steam once again. Help today click & donate below!

The Rivet Club

The Idea?

Hundreds of rivets go into the construction of an engine to make it whole, all playing their small part, and this inspired us and got us thinking! How could we raise the expected cost of £150,000 to see No 27 Primrose run again? Like each individual rivet that goes into the construction of an engine to make it whole if we where to break down this figure into a large number of individual monthly donations from a larger number of regular donating members the task of raising the funds to restore No 27 Primrose would become a lot less daunting and a lot more achievable!

The Rivet Club!

Hence the Rivet Club was born! Set at £3 a month to join the club (Less then a Pint of Beer to coin a catch phrase of a famous new build!) each member would contribute £36 a year. Not much you might say but if we where able to sign up 1000 members then this would equate to £36,000 a year towards the £150,000 needed and help to raise the funds required over a 5 year period!

So could YOU help us?

Join the Rivet Club today and make the difference! at £3 a month you could help us see No 27 Primrose return to steam within the next 5 years! Once sign'd up you'll also receive a copy of our quarterly E-newsletter as a way of saying thank you as well as keeping you up to date with our current progress! So help us today and click the sign up button below to join us!

Standing Order Form

Alternatively download, Print out & complete our standing order form by clicking the link below and post your completed form to us at;

Project 27,
The Bluebell Railway Trust,
Sheffield Park Station,
East Sussex,
TN22 3QL.

All cheque’s should be made payable to the Bluebell Railway Trust.


Little Loco Group
Bluebell Railway
Station Approach
TN22 3QL


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