The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust was formed in 2009 to ensure a sustainable future for precious railway artefacts, while at the same time facilitating learning about their history and supporting traditional skills.
The first artefacts placed into LCLT’s care, by Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum, are former North Eastern Railway ‘J21’ 0-6-0 locomotive No. 65033 and NER bogie tools van No. 5523.
The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust is committed to the high-profile project to restore both of these these exhibits to full working order; while they have a perfect home base at Kirkby Stephen East, right in the heart of their former stamping ground, the Trust aims to make both the locomotive and the van available to other heritage railways around the country so that a much wider audience can enjoy them.
The Trust is now actively fundraising to 'kick start' the restoration projects, although a Heritage Lottery Fund grant is being sought to complete them.
If you'd like more information about the LCLT you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 07831 120564 or write to us at The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust, 95a Hambalt Road, London SW4 9EQ.
The photograph to the right shows No. 65033 in the midst of a cosmetic repaint in 2011. We have a great deal of work to do, and we need your help to do it!
The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust
The LCLT is a charity registered in England and Wales, No. 1129893