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Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Limited
Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Limited
Canadian Pacific project

Canadian Pacific project

Why we need your help

‘CanPac’, as it is affectionately known, is the oldest and fastest survivor of Oliver Bulleid’s Merchant Navy class. It spent much of its life hauling heavy express trains between London and the South Coast, including those full of holiday makers or boat trains. It would also have been used for troop and freight movements during the Second World War. Built at Eastleigh in 1941 by a workforce that would have included many women, CanPac is an excellent local example of heavy engineering. It touched the lives of many throughout its working career, including those who worked on it and those who were hauled by it.

In 2015 we received £895,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but we still need to raise further funds to complete the restoration of Canadian Pacific and two Bulleid wooden-framed carriages.


raised towards 185,000.00 target


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Feb 14, 2020


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Nov 19, 2019

Mike S

Looking forward to seeing it on the line!

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Nov 01, 2019


Good article in Heritage Steam. Looking forward to CP coming home.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 25, 2019


Donation made on behalf of the Slough and Windsor Railway Society

(plus 8.75 giftaid)

Oct 18, 2019


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 12, 2019

Steven Wood

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 20, 2019

Andrew Holloway

All the very best to everyone involved in the restoration of CanPac.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)


Donation summary

Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 120,832.25
Direct donations


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