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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.

29,265.60

raised towards 55,000.00 target

29265.60
55000.00

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Supporters

D49 Weight loss team

D49 Weight loss team

0.00
SRPS Steam Group

2-4-6 8 Who's Going to Lose the Weight

454.10

Nov 26, 2021

Robert McKendrick

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 24, 2021

Alan

I really hope we get there!

250.00
(plus 62.50 giftaid)

Nov 24, 2021

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 22, 2021

Anonymous

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Nov 21, 2021

Iain Mitchell

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 17, 2021

Peter Backhouse

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Nov 16, 2021

J Gourlay

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Nov 02, 2021

Anonymous

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Oct 26, 2021

John Carr

Disgraceful that SRPS has to bear the cost of bad work and incompetence at Llangollen. Let's see her back in steam soon - we've had some great times with her.

500.00
(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Oct 26, 2021

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

29,265.60

Total plus Gift Aid 31,500.63

Direct donations

10,420.50

Raised offline 18,820.50

Fundraising pages

24.60

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