Welcome to The Project Class 22 Society

We are a group of like-minded people from all walks of life, who having seen the successes of recent new builds of steam locomotives in the UK, had an idea of recreating a diesel locomotive in the same way. Established in March 2014, Project 22 is a volunteer group dedicated to building a full-size working locomotive. A pioneering group, conceived through a Facebook group page, it has sprung into the railway domain as the first railway company that became public at an embryonic stage.


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Win a mainline cab ride with Project 22 and GB Railfreight


What's being discussed on the Project 22 Group on Facebook

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Donate & Invest

We need as many investors as possible to to raise funds for the building of D6358.

As a an investor we will be asking for monthly donations of £10.00 upwards. The funds raised will be used toward planning and construction costs.

On completion, donations made will be transferred into shares in the locomotive.

Basic Member

  • Full access to website
  • 6-monthly journal
  • Access to members’ area
  • Access to Class 22 images
  • Access to financial information on Project 22
  • Discount on all merchandise
  • Voting rights
  • Entry into 6-monthly Draw
  • Shares of completed locomotive.

Progress Report February 2017

We still have our heads firmly planted in a deluge of decisions and paperwork. Project 22 is like trying to complete a massive jigsaw puzzle when you don’t have all the pieces yet. We have the picture, but now we must create the pieces.  It is a long uphill process...
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Win A cab ride on the UK main line

Win a main line cab ride with GB Railfreight This is the second year that investors of Project 22 will have the opportunity to win a main line cab ride courtesy of GB Railfreight. The winner can select any route on the network operated by GBRF and enjoy a day riding...
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We are still alive and well

                                . We are still alive and well Can you believe we are already 30 months into a 120 month project? It’s been quite a journey so far, having to deal with...
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The Project 22 Journal “Lister” Summer 2016

Our Journal named after D6320 Lister, as unofficially named at Gloucester Horton Road. Our aim is to produce to issue a year all numbered after Class 22s. Lets see what number we are on when we finish D6358. Includes: Win a Western Headboard Win a main line cab ride...
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SVR Diesel Gala – Project 22 on Tour

Project 22 on tour SVR Diesel Gala 2016 Another great weekend of meeting people and discussing Project 22. These shows are rewarding on many levels, we have a nice community spirit, meeting friend and making new friends. Our aim is to let folk know what we are doing...
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Membership of: The Heritage Railway Association

  We have now been accepted as a corporate member of the Heritage Railway Association. For a fee of £66.00 per year we gain access to a support and advice organisation. The Association has a number of specialist advisers who can adviser members on many subjects....
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West Somerset Diesel Gala 2015

http://www.class22newbuild.co.uk/home-page/volunteers/valunteering-merchandise-and-information-stand/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ik4_EejyE&feature=youtu.be The West Somerset Diesel Gala was a big weekend for Project 22. We displayed our new information stand...
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The Project Class 22 Society buys an NBL/MAN Engine

Posted on August 18, 2015 by David Forster There was a rumour going round that we had purchased an engine for the Class 22 newbuild; well we are more than happy to now put this to rest. We did indeed purchase the engine on the 11th August 2015 and have become the...
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December prize draw winner announced

 Project 22 offer free entry to a draw for all paid up members of the Society who donate on a monthly basis. The prize offered for the December draw was a Locomotive cab ride over the route of the winner’s choice, generously donated by GB Rail Freight Limited. Project...
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