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Martello 662

Martello 662 restoration project

Welcome to the Martello restoration page


The volunteers of the Bressingham Steam Society are leading the project, with the support of Bressingham Steam's Trustees and staff to restore the locomotive Martello back into steam.

This project is only possible because of the donation of time and skills from the paid and unpaid staff at Bressingham and support from our donors.  There are a number of one off donation options below.  Thank you for your support. We need £15,000 to complete the project and as at 11/03/15 we have raised £1,800.

Please Gift Aid your donation if you are able, it means another 25% goes into the restoration pot. Unlike day tickets it costs no more to Gift Aid a donation.

We are uploading photos of the restoration process to our Gallery

 Martello is under test before her official launch, we have completed the work, but still have to find money to pay all the bills.

As well as the links below we have also just launched our Martello 662 Upkeep Plan which is an affordable £6.62 a month - all proceeds (less the cost of collection) go solely into the fund to keep Martello running.

£6.62 a month


Or the original pledges are still open.


Donate £100

or £10x10 months£100 Donation = invitation to a "progress evening" during 2015 during which you can have an exclusive guided tour of behind the scenes at Bressingham during a Summers evening (date to be confirmed), the opportunity to meet volunteers working on Martello, be briefed on progress and enjoy an evening exclusive ride on our 2' gauge Nursery Railway.

Donators will also get complimentary tickets to Martello's relaunch event (expected 2016) with the opportunity for a footplate ride.


Donate £250or £25x10 months

£250 Donation = The same as above, but also includes the opportunity to take Martello's regulator and drive her the length of the line (subject to T and C's regarding age and fitness), and a piece of Martello's old boiler tube as a lasting momento.


Donate £500

or £50x10 months£500 Donation = Both of the above but a days driving experience with Martello once fully operational (again, subject to T and C's regarding age and fitness).