The 75069 Fund
The Fund is one of three similar funds operating on the SVRSevern Valley Railway. An initial group of 18 members formed The Ivatt Class 4 Group to purchase LMS Ivatt Class 4 43106, a larger group formed The Passenger Tank Fund to purchase BR Riddles 4MT 80079, before a still larger group formed The 75069 Fund.
The announcement of launch of the 75069 Fund appeared in SVRSevern Valley Railway News in late 1971 with a brief article "75069: Advance notice is given of the fund to purchase this Standard Class 4 4-6-0 from BarryWoodham Brothers Scrapyard, Barry, South Wales. The source of many locomotives now in preservation., by the same team that organised the funds for 43106 and later 80079." A meeting to discuss the proposed purchase the loco was held in Birmingham on 18 May 1972, following which an initial appeal raised approximately £1,300 towards the asking price of £3,500, with shares being offered in £5 units. The locomotive was acquired after a further successful appeal to raise the full price before the introduction of VAT on 1 April 1973.
In 2011 Railway Herald Magazine reported that a special meeting of The Passenger Tank Fund had been arranged for 30 October 2011 to discuss and vote on a proposed sale of the locomotive (80079) to Mr Jeremy Hosking with a view to the sale proceeds being applied to The 75069 Fund.  No such sale took place.
- Railway Herald Magazine Issue 290, 7 November (2011), p. 16.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 22
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 35
- SVRSevern Valley Railway News 28
- Full list of shareholders at 24 June 2016