October 2nd, 2020


The Holden F5 Steam Trust has received written confirmation of a legacy that will fund the completion of GER 789’s rolling chassis.

The existing engineering plan is to proceed as scheduled ie The Tyseley Steam Locomotive Works will continue with the build of the frames over the ensuing four months. CME Elliot Powick is currently collating costings for all components  necessary to provide the rolling chassis. Meanwhile design detail continues and a further and more comprehensive engineering report will be published soon.

The boiler

It is anticipated that a residue of the legacy will part fund the boiler hence fundraising continues.

The Board of Trustees,

The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust.