The Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd has announced that the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund will be providing £12,800 to the company to support their steam locomotives.
This money will be spent between now and June 2021 to support ongoing overhauls on their locomotives, especially as no hire fees have been earned while heritage railways have been closed during the lockdown.
About the Culture Recovery Fund
Set up and funded by the UK Government, the Culture Recovery Fund provides financial support to thousands of businesses and organisations across the UK to help survive and recover from the effects of COVID-19.
Almost 4,000 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations have received funds to date. April 2021 has seen the second round of payouts made, with this support more aimed towards helping business prepare for reopening in Spring and Summer 2021.
About the Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd
Based at Toddington Locomotive Deport on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR), the Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd own three Great Western Railway (GWR) steam locomotives.
- GWR 7800 ‘Manor’ Class No.7820 “Dinmore Manor” – Operational, boiler ticket expires Late 2023
- GWR 2800 Class No.3850 – Undergoing an overhaul at the GWSR
- GWR 2800 Class No.3845 – Awaiting restoration
For more information or to support Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd, please visit their website here.
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