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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Diesel No. 25235 - The Final Push

Diesel No. 25235 - The Final Push

Why we need your help

25235 under overhaul in the diesel shed at Bo'ness.

Over the last three years the restoration of 25235 has made great progress. Following a successful appeal for the money to fit replacement tyres to the wheelsets a huge amount has been achieved with the wheelset work completed, bogie frames and attachments cleaned back to bare metal, repaired and repainted, traction motors professionally overhauled, axleboxes and axlebox guides repaired and new bogie springs purchased. The bogies have been rebuilt and are now at the stage where they can go back under the loco although there is still work to do on the brake rigging to complete them. The engine has also been completely stripped and rebuilt, the radiator group has also been stripped out and new settling tanks made. Finally, a start has been made treating all the body corrosion.

We have set a target date of 2021 for completion but need more funds to finish the radiator overhaul and pay for the new steel for the corrosion repairs. The radiator elements were sent for overhaul last year and nearly all failed, the cost to repair these is £14k alone. There are a number of other items needed to finish the job such as batteries, overhauled buffers and finally a new coat of paint! Regular updates on progress are included in Blastpipe and also at www.srpsdiesel.co.uk and www.realrail.smugmug.com.

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.

6,027.00

raised towards 20,000.00 target

6027.00
20000.00

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Supporters

Jul 28, 2020

Alasdair Eadington

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 10, 2020

Alasdair Eadington

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Jul 07, 2020

Anonymous

500.00
(plus 125.00 giftaid)

Jun 12, 2020

Neil McDonald

My Diesel Gala ticket

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 08, 2020

Milhouse

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 04, 2020

Anonymous


May 26, 2020

Jimmy Wilson

Good luck on reaching your target

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

May 19, 2020

Neil McDonald

All going to a good cause and will be very nice to see this operating again.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

May 17, 2020

DeeBee

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 16, 2020

Dave Redbourne

Good luck!

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

6,027.00

Total plus Gift Aid 6,730.75

Direct donations

2,815.00

Raised offline 3,212.00

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