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Gresley Society Trust

About the Society

The Gresley Society Trust studies and celebrates the life and works of Sir Nigel Gresley as well as the works and achievements of the London & North Eastern Railway and associated railways.

The Society owns and operates the oldest extant Gresley locomotive in the world, Great Northern Railway class N2 number 1744.  It also owns buffet lounge car No 1852, one of only two such vehicles built in 1938 for the ‘Flying Scotsman’ train.

Benefits of Membership

  • Specialist society relating to one of Britain’s most celebrated railway engineers, Sir Nigel Gresley

  • Magazine, ‘The Gresley Observer’ issued three times per year covering a wide range of railway subjects

  • Member’s meetings, held in Spring and Autumn at various locations, when illustrated talks are usually presented by well-known speakers

  • Supporting the preservation of the Trust’s locomotive, a Gresley designed Class N2 0-6-2 tank engine (No.1744), and ex-LNER buffet lounge car

  • Extensive portfolio of around 10,000 photos covering a wide range of subjects available to members only




Membership Fee

£30 (additional donations to support the overhaul and maintenance of the Society’s N2 locomotive and the Buffet Lounge Car Restoration Fund are much appreciated).

How to Join:

Either online or by post.

Go to website and click ‘Join Us Today’ (you can use this link Scroll down the page and click ‘Join Now’ Complete the payment and registration details.

By Post: On the website, having clicked ‘Join Us Today’, scroll down the page and click ‘Download paper form’ (you can use this link: Print off the form and complete it, paying and posting as directed. 

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