WHAT IS THE APPEAL FOR?
Firstly, our Bogie Brake Third carriage 1474 based at the Worth Valley was examined for potentially more extensive use. It was found that significant repairs to the bogies and body side bearers were necessary. Unfortunately the Worth Valley carriage workshops do not have the facilities to carry out the work, so we have arranged for the work to be carried out commercially by the East Lancashire Railway at their Bury workshops.
Secondly, following very encouraging results of Non Destructive Testing of the boiler of Pug Saddletank 19 the trustees have decided to progress the restoration of the loco to steam under a contract at the East Lancashire Railway. This followed further evaluation and showed that the overall condition was better than thought.
WHAT WILL BE THE COSTS? – updated January 2022
Bogie Brake 1474 – most of the work has been completed now, with costs met from reserves and previous donations, with the assistance of the East Lancs Railway we have been able to draw up a list of work to which you are still invited to make a donation to our fund to make up our reserves, which can be found here
Pug Saddletank 19 – much of the work is now complete although major costs of a new saddletank and retubing remain for 19 to ready for what hopefully be a return to steam in the Spring of 2022, again with costs met from reserves and previous donations, we have been able to draw up a list of work to which you are still invited to make a donation to our fund to make up our reserves , which can be found here
HOW CAN I DONATE?
Each appeal document details how donations can be made by cheque through the post, you will also see on the right hand side of each web page that we accept donations via PayPal and Just Giving, also we accept payments directly into the Trust Bank Account. The Trust can also enhance your donation by claiming Gift Aid.