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Awards and Loans

The Trust offers financial assistance to individuals or groups to carry through restoration or improvement projects to completion. The Trust also invites enquiries about sponsoring one or more Awards.



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Young Preservationist of the Year 2009

Stephen Johnson - the 2009 Award Winner!

The 2009 Young Preservationist of the Year is engineering apprentice Stephen Johnson. Based at the North Bay Railway, Scarborough, Stephen demonstrated his skills as project manager of the restoration of locomotive Neptune. Stephen has had a long commitment to the railway in Scarborough, while Neptune is the oldest working loco in the fleet and now the oldest diesel-hydraulic in the world.



The National Transport Trust makes loans to groups, associations and individuals at advantageous rates for the restoration of artefacts - whether mobile or part of the infrastructure.  Applications must be supported by a simple business plan which demonstrates the financial viability of the project. A sample business plan is available on request from the Treasurer.


The Trust does occasionaly make Awards for schemes which further the preservation movement. Again if you wish further information please contact the Treasurer.


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