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. To see a list of the advisers that we have currently please go to our Officers and Advisers page. Contact can be made directly with the adviser. 

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The value to Project 22 is the guidance available to help us gain charitable Status, which will then position us to apply for a large number of available grants. 


West Somerset Diesel Gala 2015

The West Somerset Diesel Gala was a big weekend for Project 22. We displayed our new information stand for the first time. We had so much interest from people and were able to provide so much more information than ever before. Their’s was a 3 day event and we had a prime spot on Minehead Station with good visibility on the trains arriving/departing. It was so nice to be around working Hydraulic Locomotives.


The weekend was also important as we held our AGM on the Saturday, not the best planning, but it worked.

We made contact with some very interesting people and did very well with the fund raising.


We were very pleased to be invited to the DEPG annual barbeque and have the opportunity to take a beer and a burger while sitting around a Western. We made many contacts and discussed our Project with some very interesting and knowledgeable people.  


It was also an opportunity for Doug to get his nose inside a Hymek and a Western engine room and for us to take a closer look at some of the more standard fittings, one example being the Hymek seats which seem very similar to the Class 22.


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The Project Class 22 Society buys an NBL/MAN Engine

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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 owners of Engine No.220 currently at Bury, this will shortly move to our yard in South Wales.

For more in depth information please see the attached news bulletin:

News Bulletin August 2015


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 22 are pleased to announce that the membership number drawn was 6360 and our congratulations go to Steve Bolton, who now has the enviable task of deciding which of the many routes on offer he will chose. 

A further draw will take place later in 2016, for which the prize will be advised in due course, and all you have to do to get free entry is join the Society as a monthly donation member.