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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.

14,011.90

raised towards 100,000.00 target

14011.90
100000.00

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Supporters

Oct 29, 2020

Haydn

25.00

Oct 04, 2020

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 04, 2020

Douglas Hamilton

Looking forward to seeing her back in steam.

25.00

Oct 04, 2020

Adam Lindsay

Good luck with raising the money to put this wonderful, unique engine back where she belongs.

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 04, 2020

Mark Ashmole

A little bit more to get the loco back in traffic. Now Morayshire is with a contractor who we have an excellent working relationship. Progress being made again!

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Oct 04, 2020

Anonymous

10.00

Oct 04, 2020

David Wotherspoon

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Sep 29, 2020

Anonymous

Looking forward to seeing her run again.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Sep 27, 2020

Anonymous

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Sep 21, 2020

Jed Weare

Greetings from an ex-pat LNER/Gresley fan in the US. D49 always a favourite. We visited your line couple of years ago and had a great time. We hope to return very soon.

100.00

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Total raised so far

14,011.90

Total plus Gift Aid 15,082.13

Direct donations

4,845.90

Raised offline 9,166.00

Fundraising pages

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