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2011, 2019

1264 to run at NYMR during winter running period.

November 20th, 2019|

1264 will be taking part in this years winter running over December and into the new year.

Visit for mor details and running days.

1403, 2019

1264 to visit GWSR for ‘Costwold Festival of Steam Gala’

March 14th, 2019|

1264 is staring in the GWSR’s Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala in May 2019


visit the events page for details

1403, 2019

1264 to visit Stranraer, Ayr, Carlisle on GBXII rail tour May 2019

March 14th, 2019|

1264 has again been selected to run on this years GBXII railtour.


see events page for details

1003, 2018

1264 Visit to SVR Cancelled

March 10th, 2018|

1264 visit to SVR

Unfortunately due to overrunning winter maintenance, the loco is not yet finished and we will not be able to make the loco fit for its move to SVR with Tornado on Tuesday.

We […]

103, 2018

1264 New Paint Job

March 1st, 2018|

The Thompson B1 Trust is excited to show you all 1264 in its new livery. TBLT would like to thank John Furness and the many volunteers at the NYMR who helped pull off this mammoth task.

Click on […]

802, 2018

1264 tender paintwork finished

February 8th, 2018|

John Furness has finished painting the tender of 1264 and work is now progressing on the loco, the majority of the winter maintenance is complete with just a small number of jobs to complete.

One job […]

2301, 2018

Sneak Preview

January 23rd, 2018|

See below for a sneak preview of the work being carried out by John Furness on the tender of 1264.

Photos Adrian Dennis


1601, 2018

Exciting 2018 News!!!

January 16th, 2018|

Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust

Press release 13 January 2018


At the start of its winter maintenance, the operating Trust of the Grosmont-based Thompson B1 61264 concluded a year of running on the NYMR by amassing a record […]