Direct Debit Donations

There is one irrefutable fact about railway preservation – it is eye wateringly expensive!

Keeping a vintage locomotive going is a massive task. We already know this through our previous experience restoring and operating 41001. Keeping our fleet of power cars and MK3 coaches operational will be an even bigger and more expensive task. With the end of mainline HST operation rapidly approaching we need your help more than ever.

Why donate by direct debit?

Now we have vehicles entering preservation, we will require a constant stream of funds to maintain and operate our fleet. A monthly donation by direct debit helps to provide this, even £5 a month adds up as more people donate. If 100 members signed up to contribute just £5 a month, that would generate £6000 a year towards our ongoing preservation efforts.

Anyone who becomes a regular contributor is entitled to 125 Group membership* by completing a simple sign up form. If you are already a 125 Group member, your membership will be transferred to this payment method when you sign up below.

How it works:

Our direct debit scheme is run by Go Cardless, it’s simple, quick to sign up to and secure (All transactions are covered by the Direct Debit guarantee and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority).

To keep it simple just follow the two step process below.

Step 1

We’ve set up a number of ‘plans’ to pick from (see below). Click the button for your desired contribution level to be taken to the Go Cardless sign up page. Enter your details as required and your bank account will then be debited by your chosen amount on your chosen date every month.

Select your preferred contribution amount and complete the process on the new tab/page that opens:

Step 2

Claim your membership by clicking on the DD Membership item below and completing the checkout process. This will be processed in the same way as annual membership and you will be sent your One Two Five magazine when the next edition is published.

If you have any questions or queries regarding to the scheme please send an email to:

*Should you cancel your contributions, free membership will be terminated 12 months after your last contribution. 12 months free membership is subject to a minimum total contribution of £20 (£30 for EU and Worldwide members).