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  • Preservation update and Christmas sales
    on Tachwedd 24, 2022

    Since our last update, Work has begun on fitting a trial toilet tank to trailer car 42111. We hope that this will be a prelude to fleet wide fitment, thus opening up opportunities to take our set out onto the mainline with passengers. Whilst it has been great to have some running days during 2022 ... Read more

  • Running days in October 2022
    on Hydref 6, 2022

    We are very pleased that once again our friends at Midland Railway – Butterley have invited us to operate the train service on their line, this time over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October.  The weekend will be an extra special occasion as it will feature the return to service of power car 43089 together with ... Read more

  • 43044 Named Edward Paxman
    on Medi 2, 2022

    125 Group is very proud to announce that we have named power car 43044, Edward Paxman after the founder of the Paxman company. Our Vice President Gary Heelas hosted the short naming ceremony at NHR Ruddington on Sunday 21st August as part of the Meet the Fleet event, joined by 125 Group member and Managing Director, ... Read more

  • Preservation Update – August 2022
    on Awst 3, 2022

    Following the lifting of Covid limitations, our volunteers have been busy with maintenance requirements on our operational set at Swanwick Junction on the Midland Railway – Butterley.  Two successful weekends of operation have built our confidence but we do need to carry out some mainline testing to ensure everything is working as we expect following ... Read more

  • Funding 125 Group
    on Gorffennaf 11, 2022

    As 125 Group has moved to being an active preservation group, our costs have continued to rise. Keeping four power cars and 13 trailer vehicles on the rails and in good operational condition is not a cheap activity! If you are one of our (almost) 800 strong membership you are already helping towards our typical ... Read more