Nearly fifty years ago, in January 1973, 'Boscastle' was the first steam locomotive to arrive on what is now the heritage Great Central Railway. Its arrival was the first sign of confidence from outside the East Midlands in the scheme to save the line from destruction. Although many engines have come and gone since, 'Boscastle' and its owners have remained faithful to the Great Central. Following restoration from scrapyard condition, 'Boscastle' steamed for the better part of 7 years in the 1990s, but is now undergoing a very expensive overhaul.
There are two ways in which you can help this process along:
The first is through the David Clarke Railway Trust, the Great Central's supporting charity. If you would like to make either a one-off donation or a regular contribution, please download and print a Gift Aid Declaration/ Standing Order form by clicking on the 'Donations' button below. Donations marked 'Boscastle' will be placed into a designated account, on which Boscastle Locomotive Limited can draw as the need arises.
If you are a UK taxpayer, filling out the Gift Aid Declaration will attract a further 25% to your donation from the government.
Alternatively, if you would like more information
about the company, please write to the
address below ;
Boscastle Locomotive Ltd
Old Hall Avenue