Bressingham Steam Society seeks restoration of ‘Martello’ engine

Martello steam engine
Martello steam engine

The Bressingham Steam Society is looking to turn back time after issuing a call for donations to help restore a 140-year-old railway engine to working order.

The project aims to return the Victorian tank engine ‘Martello’ to Bressingham Steam Museum as a working exhibit, in time for the 2016 season.

A statement from the Steam Society reads: “This is a very exciting venture for the society. The choice of locomotive is also fitting, as Martello has become something of an ambassador for Bressingham, in addition to being an interesting machine in its own right.”

Anyone interested in donating to this project can visit www.bressingham.co.uk/martello or call 01379 686900 for further information about the scheme.