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Welcome to the website of the EPB Preservation Group (EPBPG). We are a registered charity (1132225) dedicated to the preservation and restoration of third rail electric multiple unit (EMU) trains that have operated on the former Southern Region of British Rail. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who restore and operate our trains, and are always looking for more. Others work to raise funds, man the sales stand and carry out admin duties vital to the running of a charity. Membership entitles you to participate in all of these activities and you receive our full colour "EPB Magazine" 4 times a year, keeping you in touch with EPBPG news.
Please do consider joining us, see membership page for further details.
Our AGM is on Saturday February 24th 2018, details in EPB Magazine, which has just gone to press.
Slade Green 15th July 2017-The units, hauled by 33.207, arrived 10 minutes early, having left Southall at 22.40hrs Friday night. After a very successful open day the units spent time on the wheel lathe before leaving Slade Green on Monday morning. Our units are available for events elsewhere, invites welcomed!
Our EPBPG Facebook site went into overload, such was the interest, 5759 looked superb in it's fresh coat of green paint and 68002 yet again created interest in the Network South East livery.
MLV 68002 (pictured at South Eastern Trains Ramsgate depot staff open day on Saturday 29th August 2015) and 2 EPB 5759 have appeared at the Slade Green Depot open day on Saturday 15th July 2017. 68002 was the first privately preserved EMU to visit such an event when it visited Ramsgate in 2015. Our volunteer restoration team put in over 100 man days to prepare our units for this special event.
The EPB Preservation Group are on Twitter, follow us at twitter.com/epbpg.
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The Cep motor coaches are inside Eastleigh works where the rebuild is ongoing. We have made great progress in 2017 so watch this space for further news! The EPB Preservation Group has a dedicated website for the rebuild of 4Cep 7105 back to as near original condition as possible. Please consider a donation to help with this unique project. Further details available at
Ride the full size trains and buy the models from us, all profits go to restoration.
Click on the Bachmann logo to go to the model sales page.
Updated 28th January 2018
This website and it's contents are copyright The EPB Preservation Group (charity 1132225). Please ask permission if you wish to use any contents from it.
This website and it's contents are copyright the EPB Preservation Group (Charity no. 1132225)