Aim of the Group
The initial purpose of the Group, to restore ex-LNER class B1 no. 61264 to full main line standard, was achieved in 1997.
The aim is now to maintain the locomotive at that standard and to operate it on both the main line and on preserved lines for the education and recreational benefit of future generations.
The Thompson B1 Locomotive Group consists of two bodies:
Thompson B1 Locomotive Ltd (TBLL)
Thompson B1 Locomotive Limited owns the locomotive. It was formed in 1982 and is a private company limited by shares. You can become a shareholder in 61264 – for more details please see our MEMBERSHIP page.
Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust (TBLT)
The TBLT operates and maintains the locomotive on behalf of the owners. The Trust was formed in 1983 as a private limited company, limited by guarantee, and is a registered charity. TBLT is the major shareholder in the Limited company. For details of how to join the Trust, please see our MEMBERSHIP page.