Restore Bulleid coaches
Why we need your help
We are restoring two Bulleid designed wooden-framed carriages dating from the 1940's. This work is being carried out in our workshop at Ropley, partially funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Canadian Pacific project.
We now need to raise a further £23,000 for the seats and tables to fit-out the restored carriages. All of the seats for the open saloons are being manufactured, as none of the original seats have survived. The seats will be covered in moquette with the Southern Railway fleur-de-lys pattern.
These carriages were used as part of the Bournemouth dining trains and had tables in the open saloons. Most Bulleid carriages did not have tables, but ours did, so new table tops will be manufactured and the legs and brackets will be made in our workshop.
We would really appreciate your donations to help ensure that we can complete the renovation work and put these two carriages back into service behind our flagship loco, Merchant Navy class no. 35005 Canadian Pacific.
raised towards £23,000.00 target
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Aug 09, 2019