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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
D49 Morayshire - 'Back on the Rails'

D49 Morayshire - 'Back on the Rails'

Why we need your help

A Troubled Overhaul

In 2016 the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS) commissioned a major overhaul of D49 No. 246 ‘Morayshire’.  Distressingly, this work was not completed by the contractor and the locomotive was evicted from their site with two weeks’ notice.

Help us put Morayshire ‘BACK ON THE RAILS

There is a pressing need for funding to complete the overhaul of this unique locomotive.  The SRPS’s finances were fully committed before the demands of the Covid-19 closure and are under even greater strain now. We need in excess of £100,000 to finish the mechanical work and boiler.  The first step is to engage a contractor to complete the locomotive to a rolling chassis to make it easier to transport her back to Bo’ness.  Once home, we can finish the overhaul of the ‘locomotive’, repair the tender and return the engine to service.

Morayshire will be returned to service in LNER lined green and will initially run at the award-winning Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, near Edinburgh. We are also keen that steam enthusiasts will be able to see 246 “Morayshire” on other heritage railways around Great Britain, when once again her approach will excite old and young as they soak up the atmosphere through the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear.

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.


raised towards 100,000.00 target


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Aug 01, 2020


(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jul 31, 2020

Tom Fitz

Hope to see Morayshire back ASAP preferably in BR lined black. As a 68 year old this is how I remember the steam locomotive. Even 80 year olds would hardly have any real memory of the old LNER livery thanks to WW2. The black looks great when clean as

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 29, 2020

Andrew Cook

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 29, 2020

John Tavender

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 28, 2020

Mark Ashmole

A little bit more to help the cause!

(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Jul 28, 2020


Good luck with your efforts. Thanks

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 27, 2020


Hopefully you can get this all sorted and get her back in steam where she belongs. Hope to see the loco in the Midlands at some point

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jul 27, 2020

Steve Spary

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jul 27, 2020

Captain George

Good Luck, beautiful locomotive.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jul 27, 2020

Robert Griffiths

Hope you make the target

(plus 1.25 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 6,597.50

Direct donations


Raised offline 1,575.00

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