The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society is run by an elected and or co-opted Committee of Trustees. The Committee meets every calendar month to oversee and manage the Society’s affairs, including Finance, Engineering, fundraising, marketing, public relations, working parties and volunteer liaison.
A number of the Trustees of the Society are also registered with Companies House as Directors of the General Steam Navigation Community Interest Company (CIC), Company Number 09894000, The CIC is the legal owner of the Locomotive. It is also the entity in which any member can also be a shareholder, see here for more details.
The Society could not though function without the dedicated support of a much larger group of volunteers, who come from all walks of life, many of whom are part of the Working Party volunteers. We therefore encourage people of all ages, gender and abilities to join the Society and, if they so wish, become working members, to form the heart of General Steam Navigations future. The Society has always sought to be self-financing and as such donations, item sponsorships and CIC share applications are always welcome. Contact us here for more information on how to support the Society.
The Society’s aims and objectives are to restore 35011 to represent her original 1950s condition complete with air smoothed casing and Bulleid chain driven valve gear. In addition, we aim to provide education and learning to further railway heritage restoration.