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February 2023. Lots of new about 2EPB 5759

5759 is currently at a railway works at Burton-on-Trent, this is part of the planned project to exchange the bogies for a set that are in even better condition. If you want to donate to help with this important project to keep 5759 in use for many years to come please donate either via the contact us page or via the go fund me appeal

Important update to Cep project-see Cep page

Cep motor coaches leave Eastleigh for further restoration

On the 12th August 2021 and after 7 1/2 years, our CEP motor coaches both left Eastleigh Works for Southall where restoration work to revert them to their original, as built condition will continue.

 Photo- Henry Marlow

The Group wishes to extend its sincere thanks to all at Arlington Fleet Services who have been most supportive in assisting us in our goal of recreating a pre-refurbishment 4CEP/BEP unit and to West Coast Railways for their assistance. The vehicles were hauled to Southall by West Coast Railways Class 33, 33025 along with Motor Luggage Vans 68001 & 68002; the latter utilised for conveying CEP parts and equipment.

 Look on our Facebook site for further pictures. Please consider making donations, large and small are all welcome, and even better why not show support by joining the EPB Preservation Group.

The timings were on Realtime Trains, 

Sales stand on Tour 

Our sales stand, selling books/DVDs/Mugs and other items attends various events. You can reserve and collect Bachmann EMUs, see the sales page for details of items in stock. All profits go to restoring our EMU fleet.

Next Show-see home page for further dates

PRISM Fund grant awarded for 5759 doors project.
We are very pleased that the historical importance of 2EPB 5759 has been recognised through the PRISM fund (the preservation of items of Industrial and Scientific Merit). We have been awarded a grant of £2,824 towards the rebuilding of the brake van and drivers doors on 5759. The PRISM fund expert advisers were very keen to support such an important project. The rebuilt doors are being refitted as weather and volunteer time allows.
Doors Appeal
  Please consider donating to our "Doors Appeal" so we can rebuild and overhaul the 34 passenger doors on the unit. Each door costs about £500 to rebuild. If you are reading this then you are likely to be interested in our vintage trains. Please consider donating towards the cost of our door rebuilding. Even a small donation is appreciated. If you can sponsor the rebuild of a door, or more, then do not be afraid to do so! Donations can be posted to EPBPG, 36 Park Road, Hounslow. Middlesex. TW3 2EU.
Please make cheques payable to "EPB Preservation Group". We are a registered charity (number 1132225) so donations can be gift aided, increasing the amount we receive by 25%. If you pay income or capital gains tax then your donations can be gift aided. Any further enquiries contact

Updated 22nd October 2023
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