Talk:GWR 5600 class 6634
Should there be a page for The Waterman Railway Heritage Trust?
The Waterman Railway Heritage Trust (‘The Trust’) is an unincorporated Registered Charity No. 1039409. Its aim is the “preservation of historic railway engines, carriages and ancillary items, education of the general public as to the historical significance of preserved railways through the promotion of actual rolling stock and scale models.” Its Trustees include Dr Pete Waterman OBE DL. The Trust owns 6634. The ‘rolling chassis’ moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway for restoration in August 2009, which was suspended in 2013 awaiting a boiler from Crewe. It remains in storage at Bridgnorth MPD. The Trust’s other assets include GWRGreat Western Railway 4575 Class 2-6-2T No. 5553 and GWRGreat Western Railway 5205 Class 2-8-0T No. 5224 and substantial amounts of railway models. Peak Rail’s Press Release May 12th 2015 announced: “Dr Pete Waterman OBE DL is delighted to announce that he has reached an agreement with Peak Rail to base his Waterman Railway Heritage Trust assets at its Rowsley site”. Both locomotives moved in 2015 from Crewe Heritage Centre to be overhauled.  Mr Waterman auctioned around a tenth of his collection of railway models on 16 April 2015 for more than £600,000, in order to “raise enough money to secure the future of the Waterman Railway Heritage Trust.” Donations made to The Trust in the year ending 31 March 2016 will appear in Charity's accounts/annual return/annual update for that period which are due to be received by 31 January 2017.  In 2016 The Trust sold the unrestored 7027 Thornbury Castle.
- I've created a page with just the basic information. Most of the other Preservation Group entries are very brief and it's on my To Do List to expand them, so feel free to add as much information as you think relevant.--Graham Phillips 110 (talk) 20:26, 12 December 2016 (UTC)