Following the successful completion of the restoration in September 2017 and subsequently entering into service on the Great Central Railway, over the following years the Group Membership questioned whether the Society had completed it’s aims and ambitions and therefore had any future roll to play. The Membership was therefore balloted in January 2021 with a choice to continue or to cease activities and go into voluntary dissolution. The resulting returns voted overwhelmingly in favour of the latter, and the Support Group ceased to exist with effect from April 2021, when the Society account was closed with all monies being transferred to the Bolton Steam Locomotive Co. Ltd, owner of 73156. We have left contact names and telephone numbers for anyone who wishes to enquire about the current status of the engine.
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For more information please contact Ian Bartlett on 01772 620115.
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