How you can help

As those of you who are actively involved in preservation will already know, acquiring 144003 was the easy bit
As with everything, the ongoing costs of keeping 144003 in operational condition soon mount up.
If you would like to help, there are a few ways you can do so....

Paypal Donate

The simplest, easiest way to donate. You can donate with a credit or debit card without signing up for PayPal or, if you already have a PayPal account, you can set up a recurring donation if you so wish. Either way, it is a convenient way to support 144003 and the GCRN 2nd Generation Diesel Group. Donations will be handled by GCRN's Membership Trust - The LNER-GC Heritage Trust and ring-fenced specifically for use on 144003 so you can be sure that your hard earned is going to the right place. Click the PayPal Image or CLICK HERE to donate


Not everyone likes PayPal and not everyone has access to the internet (although you are reading this?) or you may just prefer to do things a little more conventionally. Well this is for you.
You can send a cheque made payable to the LNER-GC HERITAGE TRUST by post or in person to: 144003, Great Central Railway (Nottingham), Mere Way, Ruddington. NG11 6JS. Please write 144003 on the reverse of the cheque to ensure it goes in the correct fund.

Standing Order

For further information about setting up a standing order, please contact us via email to: and we can pass your enquiry on to the LNER-GC Heritage Trust who will be able to give further details.


Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to accept cash donations at this time. However, when 144003 is in passenger service, there will be donation tubs available on the train.