In 1808 Catch Me Who Can, a locomotive built in Bridgnorth by Richard Trevithick, became the first locomotive to carry fare paying passengers on a circular demonstration track in London.
Trevithick 200 was formed by a group of Bridgnorth residents to celebrate the bicentenary by building a working replica locomotive and organising events such as lectures, concerts and a steam rally. It was first registered as a Charity in May 2007.
Following a re-registration as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2015, Trevithick 200 is now Registered Charity number 1162485 with nine trustees. Its income totalled £998 for the year ending 31 March 2018.
It is a member of The Trevithick Society.
The Charity Commission records the Charity’s objectives as being “To advance the education of the public in the industrial heritage of Bridgnorth, in the town's place in the industrial revolution, and in the history of railway steam locomotion, particularly but not exclusively by the construction, exhibition and demonstration, at the Severn Valley Railway and elsewhere, of a full size working replica of the world famous "Catch Me Who Can" locomotive, built in Bridgnorth in 1808, and by holding discussions and lectures.”
Trustees are present at several railway events during any year to display and explain the replica and its historic context to the public, as well as providing ad hoc expositions to interested passers-by when work is being carried out on the engine.
- Catch Me Who Can website
- Charity Commission (retrieved 19 May 2016)
- Charity Commission (retrieved 17 December 2016)