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Welcome to the website of the EPB Preservation Group (EPBPG). We are a registered charity (1132225) dedicated to the preservation and restoration of third rail electric multiple unit (EMU) trains that have operated on the former Southern Region of British Rail. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who restore and operate our trains, and are always looking for more. Others work to raise funds, man the sales stand and carry out admin duties vital to the running of a charity. Membership entitles you to participate in all of these activities and you receive our full colour "EPB Magazine" 4 times a year, keeping you in touch with EPBPG news.
Please do consider joining us, see membership page for further details.
Latest News (see also preservation pages)
We are severing our links with the East Kent Railway, and all our carriages and spares have now moved to other locations. This has cost a considerable sum of money so any donations would be very welcome. This decision has not been taken lightly, but to remain at the EKR would have put the EPBPG, as a registered charity, at considerable risk.
New Home for 68001 and 7105
MLV 68001 and Cep 7105 trailer coaches have moved to the Epping Ongar Railway, the motor coaches will follow once they have been rebuilt. We are delighted to be working with the EOR, a truly fantastic railway and a great day out. We thank the team at the EOR for all their hard work in seeing the vehicles in. A new and exciting chapter has begun! Trailer coaches 70235 and 69013 are pictured at North Weald. See Preservation Page for latest progress.
Motor Luggage Van 68002 goes mainline!
MLV 68002 has been undergoing extensive restoration at Southall. It appeared at South Eastern Trains Ramsgate depot staff open day on Saturday 29th August. It travelled by rail as part of a train hauled by the steam locomotive "Tangmere". This is the first private preserved emu to appear at such an event since British Rail days.
Twitter-The EPB Preservation Group are now on Twitter, follow us at twitter.com/epbpg. Don't forget to like us!
See our emudays pages for details of when emus are running.
The Cep motor coaches are inside Eastleigh works where the rebuild is ongoing. We have made great progress in 2016 so watch this space for further news! The EPB Preservation Group has a dedicated website for the rebuild of 4Cep 7105 back to as near original condition as possible. Please consider a donation to help with this unique project. Further details available at
Ride the full size trains and buy the models from us, all profits go to restoration.
Click on the Bachmann logo to go to the model sales page.
When our EMUs are running
See our website www.emudays.co.uk for details of when preserved emus are in use
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Updated 24th September 2016
This website is currently been rebuilt, so apologies if some pages do not work as expected.
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This website and it's contents are copyright the EPB Preservation Group (Charity no. 1132225)