The Dean Forest Locomotive Group is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered as a Charity No 1164847 in December 2015. The charity was formed from the unincorporated bodies of the Forest Prairie Fund (FPF) and the Forest Pannier Tank Fund ( FPTF ).

The FPF was formed in 1972 to preserve and operate ex GWR 2-6-2T Prairie Tank Locomotive No.5541, similarly the FPTF was formed in 1973 to preserve and operate ex BR 0-6-0T Pannier Tank Locomotive No. 9681.

The FPTF changed its name in 1998 to the DFLG in anticipation of increasing the number of locomotives in its care.

You can support us financially or practically by becoming a Member or an Associate of the DFLG (CIO).

Membership is open to anyone interested in furthering its purposes.

The Trust is authorised to claim Gift Aid on both Member’s subscriptions and donations following receipt of signed declaration.

Latest News

Paying Our Respects

On Sunday 11th November, the Dean Forest Locomotive Group paid its respects to our fallen soldiers by participating in the Remembrance Parade through Lydney. Adorned with a large poppy, Small Prairie no. 5541 signalled the beginning and end of the two-minute silence, before hauling the service train for the rest of the day. 

The DFLG is now live on BT MyDonate!

We are now on BT’s MyDonate! If you would like to help keep our heritage steam locomotives running, there’s really no easier way to do it than by following the link below… https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/deanforestlocomotivegroupcio Thanks for your support!