82045 – Standard Class 3, BR-design

Page updated on: 28/02/18



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The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust is in the process of the new build at Bridgnorth the next member of the extinct Riddles BR 3MT 2‑6‑2 82000 tank class. 

The Trust's excellent website gives regular updates and images of the work on this page. Volunteers also add reports from time to time on social media. 

February 28th 2017

February update now here http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-feb18.html


December 26th 2017

82045 December update available @ http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-dec17.html

Bryan Clarke

November 30th 2017

A November update is online http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-nov17.html

October 26th 2017

A new update is now here http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-oct17.html

October 9th 2017

The Fund had a great day on October 6th with its special Waterloo Sunset train - even the weather was kind. Taw Valley carried the Waterloo Sunset headboard put together in memory of 82045 publicity officer Paul Anderson. The train also marked the launch of the 82045 Future Fund - hopefully to ensure that 82045 has a long and successful life in the future. Image added

82045 SLT and G J Price

September 30th 2017

It's update time of the month again from the Trust http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-sep17.html

August 29th 2017

It's update time of the month again from the Trust http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-aug17.html

Please remember the Waterloo Sunset special on October 6th - tickets £30.

August 3rd 2017, updated August 6th 

The Trust is delighted to confirm that the 'special' train Waterloo Sunset will run on October 6th 2017 (when no SVR public trains run). There are plenty of tickets available so if you fancy a trip behind Taw Valley with lunch and entertainment, tickets are £30. You don't have to be a member of the Trust. 

Times are not set in stone yet but we plan to depart Bridgnorth at 11am. Approx. three hours at Kidderminster and back at Bridgnorth at 4pm (ish). The day includes lunch and a film show in the museum. In addition to being in memory of our assistant publicity officer we hope to raise funds to kick start 82045s Future Fund.
Please note that the footplate rides are both sold now.

To book please send an sae and cheque made out to 'The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust' to Barbara Massau, Highlea, 4 Southfield, Willowmead Park, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4XF. 
Tel: 01625 820584 Email: barbara.massau@btinternet.com

July 31st 2017

The May news update may now be seen http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-jly17.html [link repaired]

July 17th 2017 - 'Waterloo Sunset' special train, October 6th

We are still hoping to run our special train in honour of our assistant publicity officer Paul Anderson on Friday 6th October - Bridgnorth-Kidderminster and return behind Taw Valley, with a relaxed three-hour stopover at Kidderminster (we plan to make this a very pleasant experience for passengers) - but need to sell eighty tickets in order to make the exercise feasible. Sales have been slow, plenty of people saying that they intend to come along but not much in the way of ticket revenue forthcoming. We have therefore set a shut-off date of August 1st, after which we will decide whether or not to proceed with the train.

Please get in touch with Barbara http://www.82045.org.uk/82045_contact.html if you wish to travel on the train: cost is £30-00 inclusive of lunch and other entertainments at Kidderminster, and cheques should be made out to The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust. One of the full-length footplate rides over the sixteen miles-plus of the Severn Valley Railway has been sold, but the return leg is still available at a cost of £250-00.

June 30th 2017

The May news update may now be seen http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-jun17.html

May 29th 2017

The May news update may now be seen http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-may17.html

March 29th 2017

The March news update may now be seen http://www.82045.org.uk/news/82045_news-mar17.html

March 22nd 2017

82045's smokebox door is now coming together, image from G J Price added.. 

March 5th 2017

Read this article from 2nd March's Shropshire Star on enthusiast auctions art for SVR

Gordon Barnes, from Wednesfield, has produced an oil painting to be raffled off to help fund the project.

February 28th 2017 - website update including news on continued progress on several fronts.

January 26th 2017 - website update including news on continued progress on several fronts.

December 30th 2016 - website update including news on optical alignment, expansion link brackets, boiler, firebox and reversing mechanism.

November 29th 2016 - website update including news on continued progress on several fronts.

November 28th 2016 - 'Eardington Special' 2017 event. For the last two years the Steam Locomotive Trust has run 'Eardington Flyer' fundraising events in April. For 2017 due to circumstances beyond its control, this event will not take place in its usual time slot and it is endeavouring to find a suitable replacement date between mid-June and July evening.

Bryan Clarke

November 14th 2016 - A Q&A has been added to the New Build Steam website.

October 28th 2016 - website update including news on cab and wheels, boiler and horn guides.


October 14th 2016 - The painted cab is in place and the new boiler barrel sections are united. Images below from the Trust (credited to Jim Norman).

October 7th 2016 - Progress with the new boiler barrels. Image below (SVR Engineering Steam on Instagram).

September 27th 2016 - website update including news on cab and wheels, boiler and horn guides.

Update: A comment on National Preservation says: "We are still aiming to get wheeled this winter, the hornguides and axleboxes have taken a long time to get ready. All being well we are hoping to get the job done during the `closed` season on the SVR."

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