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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 costs only £20 per annum (£16 concessions) and 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.
2EPB 5759 at Slade Green open day 2017.
Ramsgate Open Day-- Our units are now looking forward to Saturday June 8th 2019, when there is a "friends and family" open day at Ramsgate Depot. It is admission by ticket only . EPBPG members please contact the Membership Secretary for further details. We hope 68001,68002 and 5759 will be attending, subject to availability. All other enquiries for tickets should contact South Eastern Trains.
MLV 68002 (pictured at South Eastern Trains Ramsgate depot staff open day on Saturday 29th August 2015) and 2 EPB 5759 have appeared at the Slade Green Depot open day on Saturday 15th July 2017. 68002 was the first privately preserved EMU to visit such an event when it visited Ramsgate in 2015 (see above for the return visit) . Our volunteer restoration team put in over 100 man days to prepare our units for this special event.
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The Cep motor coaches are inside Eastleigh works where the rebuild is ongoing. We have made great progress 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.
Updated 21st May 2019
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This website and it's contents are copyright the EPB Preservation Group (Charity no. 1132225)