The George the Fifth Steam Locomotive Trust Privacy Notice


We’re building an exceptional early twentieth century express passenger 4-4-0 steam locomotive. Charles Bowen Cooke’s compact George the Fifth 4-4-0 express locomotives were brilliant performers, on a par with much larger examples such as Great Western 4-6-0’s of the time. The pride of the magnificent London & North Western Railway, they were designed to fit their needs and the limitations of their permanent way. Their exploits included standing in for broken down early Royal Scots in the early days of the LMS, taking on 550 ton trains and meeting the schedule of the much larger locomotive are incredible but true yet sadly, not one of these locomotives survived into the steam preservation era.

Our aim is to make good a gap in our steam locomotive heritage and create a new build LNWR George the Fifth for use on heritage railways and mainlines. An engine of this size and power is ideal for the permanent way and the requirements of most heritage lines yet powerful enough for mainline excursions, and as the sole representative of a 20th century LNWR express locomotive, would present a fascinating and potentially popular drawcard and represent a slice of rail travel at its zenith.

The George the Fifth Steam Locomotive Trust is a data controller under the data protection rules and our Data Protection officer is Derek Buckles contactable at the George the Fifth Steam Locomotive Trust address or by email


Information we gather


We collect information in the following ways:


Information you give us


When you become a member, volunteer, or customer of the Trust you will give us information. You may also give us information when using our website or Membership system. Information may include your name, date of birth, postal address, email address, phone number, financial and credit card information.


Information we get from your use of our website and services


Each time you visit our website we may automatically collect certain information. This information includes technical information, such as internet Protocol (IP) addresses used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and information relating to what pages you have viewed (e.g. using cookies as described further below).


When you enter competitions, the following information may be collected and shared with organisers, and results may be published: Membership Number, First Name, Surname, Email, Address, Phone number.


In accordance with our competition entry documentation, photography and video may be taken at events, and these images may be used on our website, social media platforms and promotional/internal documents.