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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Stanier 8f WD554 'Sir William McAlpine'

Stanier 8f WD554 'Sir William McAlpine'

Why we need your help

The Challenge:

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) have already raised £125,000 to purchase and move Stanier 8f No. WD554, now named after late President ‘Sir William McAlpine’, to our base at Bo’ness. Our ambition is now to restore the locomotive to service: we have set a target of £225,000 to achieve this. Once complete, WD554 will be made available for use on both the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and other preserved lines across the county. This is your opportunity to help us to restore this wonderful engine for future generations. Support us by making a ‘one off’ donation, or better still, becoming a regular monthly donator (‘Covenantor’).

The History:

Built by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow, WD554 was first steamed on 28th February 1942 during the peak of WW2 and was initially loaned by the Ministry of Supply (War Department) to the LMS. On conclusion of this hire, she was converted to right hand drive and shipped to Turkey in 1943 as part of the steps to ensure Turkey’s ongoing assistance to the allies in the war effort.The class became affectionately known as ‘Churchills’ in Turkey. TCDD 45170 (as she was then known) was saved from the cutters torch and was returned to the UK in 2010. Four years later the SRPS agreed to purchase the locomotive and bring her back to her country of construction.  The front-half of locomotive is currently on display in the Museum of Scottish whilst SRPS volunteers overhaul her tender. Regular updates can be found on www.srpssteam.com.

In the event of insufficient funds being raised to make this project financially viable or the Society being otherwise unable to go ahead and complete the project, your donation will be put to a project most closely resembling this one. Conversely should the appeal become over subscribed, your donation will be held in the project fund for use in future developments.

78,732.50

raised towards 225,000.00 target

78732.50
225000.00

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Supporters

Oct 01, 2021

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 29, 2021

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Feb 27, 2021

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 14, 2020

Chris Paton

Looking forward to seeing 554 going up the line

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2020

Uncel Ernie

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Nov 18, 2020

BILL

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 05, 2020

Uncle Ernie

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Aug 14, 2020

Anonymous

In lieu of Stuart Black's profile print of WD554

12.50

Jul 29, 2020

Ross Walker

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 17, 2020

Ross Walker

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

78,732.50

Total plus Gift Aid 78,906.25

Direct donations

707.50

Raised offline 78,025.00

Fundraising pages

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