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East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited
East Lancashire Light Railway Company Limited
A Home for Wells

A Home for Wells

Why we need your help

A Home for Wells

Over the past two years the East Lancashire Railway has been honoured to host Ex-Southern Railway Bullied Light Pacific No. 34092 “City of Wells”. Since her arrival at the railway in July 2015, following a comprehensive overhaul, “Wells” has been a strong stalwart of the railway’s locomotive line-up. Come rain or shine, from snowy Santa Specials and haunted Halloween services, to Steam Galas and luxury diners, “Wells” has proudly represented the ELR and done her bit for our cause, and for our community. The locomotive has been such a mainstay of our work here that we would like to offer her a permanent home on the ELR.

Recently this beautiful engine has been put up for sale by her owners, her future destiny put in doubt, and we would be thrilled to add her strength to our own, increasing our own resources and resilience whilst at the same time providing what will be a loving home for an iconic engine. Negotiations with the owners has seen an agreement reached for the ELR to purchase 34092, but we need your help to assist us in funding this acquisition, which will help to strengthen the ELR’s permanent fleet of home-based steam locomotives.

We are launching ‘A Home for Wells’ appeal to raise £340,920 towards the costs of purchasing 34092, enabling us to offer “Wells” the home she deserves at our railway. This is why we need to call upon the help of our ever present ELR family, volunteers and visitors alike, to support this cause.

By making a donation, no matter how small, you will not only lighten-the-load on an already stretched home fleet, but provide a lifelong haven for the legendary locomotive.

Choose from one of the Reward Packages below and receive a special gift in return for your donation or leave your own amount.

Taw Valley Package - One off donation - £20.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" badge)
Braunton Package - One off donation - £30.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" keyring)
Sir Keith Park Package - One off donation - £50.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" mug)
92 Squadron Package - One off donation - £75.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" polo shirt)
Manston Package - One off donation £300.00 or 12 monthly installments of £25.00 (Receive one seat on the "Welcome Home" train)
1949 Package - One off donation £600.00 or 12 monthly installments of £50.00 (Receive 4 x Freedom of the Line tickets for 2018/2019)
Brighton Works Package - One off donation £1200.00 or 12 monthly installments of £100.00 (Receive 2 x Dining with Distinction tickets for 2018/2019)
Southern Package - One off donation of £1800.00 or 12 monthly installments of £150.00 (Receive a footplate ride on City of Wells)
West Country Class Package - One off donation of £2400.00 or 12 monthly installments of £200.00 (Receive 4 x Dining with Distinction tickets for 2018/2019)
Pacific Package - One off donation of £4800.00 or 12 monthly installments of £400.00 (Receive a Bronze Footplate Experience on City of Wells)
Bulleid Package - One off donation of £7200.00 or 12 monthly installments of £600.00 (Receive a private hire of the Observation Saloon behind City of Wells)
Golden Arrow Package - One off donation of £14,400.00 or 12 monthly installments of £1200.00 (Receive a Gold Footplate Experience on City of Wells)

Taw Valley Package - One off donation - £20.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" badge)

Braunton Package - One off donation - £30.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" keyring)

Sir Keith Park Package - One off donation - £50.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" mug)

92 Squadron Package - One off donation - £75.00 (Receive an exclusive "A Home for Wells" polo shirt)

Manston Package - One off donation £300.00 or 12 monthly installments of £25.00 (Receive one seat on the "Welcome Home" train)

1949 Package - One off donation £600.00 or 12 monthly installments of £50.00 (Receive 4 x Freedom of the Line tickets for 2018/2019)

Brighton Works Package - One off donation £1200.00 or 12 monthly installments of £100.00 (Receive 2 x Dining with Distinction tickets for 2018/2019)

Southern Package - One off donation of £1800.00 or 12 monthly installments of £150.00 (Receive a footplate ride on City of Wells)

West Country Class Package - One off donation of £2400.00 or 12 monthly installments of £200.00 (Receive 4 x Dining with Distinction tickets for 2018/2019)

Pacific Package - One off donation of £4800.00 or 12 monthly installments of £400.00 (Receive a Bronze Footplate Experience on City of Wells)

Bulleid Package - One off donation of £7200.00 or 12 monthly installments of £600.00 (Receive a private hire of the Observation Saloon behind City of Wells)

Golden Arrow Package - One off donation of £14,400.00 or 12 monthly installments of £1200.00 (Receive a Gold Footplate Experience on City of Wells)

210,250.00

raised towards 340,920.00 target

210250.00
340920.00

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Supporters

Oct 20, 2019

merve


Dec 21, 2018

Derek

Hope she stays Prefer the previous cut sided tender over this current high sided what happened for it to change Many thanks Derek duttoncross at yahoo.co.uk

20.00

Nov 26, 2018

Martin Broome

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Nov 14, 2018

Gary Marland

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Oct 31, 2018

Anonymous

20.00

Oct 24, 2018

Anonymous

20.00

Sep 28, 2018

Graham

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 23, 2018

Roy and Mary Phillips

We decided to make a donation following a wonderful day at the railway recently for a Footplate Experience - everyone we met was so friendly and enthusiastic. Many thanks to all.

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Sep 14, 2018

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Aug 31, 2018

Jonathan Chilton

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

61

Total raised so far

210,250.00

Total plus Gift Aid 212,276.25

Direct donations

9,250.00

Raised offline 201,000.00

Fundraising pages

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