Funding appeal May 2022

Since 2020 there have been 2 major projects in progress at the East Lancashire Railway on our Bogie Brake Third carriage 1474 and Pug Saddletank 19. The image above shows the completed work.

There has been recent successful trial running of carriage 1474 and its expected return to its Worth Valley Railway base will be completed before running in their Vintage Trains on Sundays from 19th June to 17th July.

Pug 19 passed its final insurance steam test on 29th April and will be based at the East Lancashire Railway although is expected to be in demand for visits to other railways as was the case with our other Pug 51218 when it was in steam.  It is expected to feature in a weekend event to celebrate the centenary of the 1922 merger of the L&Y and L&NW Railways.

The expenditure on both projects unfortunately went above the expected costs for a number of reasons, so despite excellent  response to funding appeals in 2021, it has been necessary to use the reserve funds of the Trust to meet the costs.

We have therefore left open the appeal funds and hope that you will be able to help to make up the reserves, details of how to do this can be found here – this opens a new window with a document in pdf format.