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Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Limited
Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Limited
Canadian Pacific project

Canadian Pacific project

Why we need your help

‘CanPac’, as it is affectionately known, is the oldest and fastest survivor of Oliver Bulleid’s Merchant Navy class.

It spent much of its life hauling heavy express trains between London and the South Coast, including those full of holiday makers or boat trains. It was also used for troop and freight movements during the Second World War.

Built at Eastleigh in 1941 by a workforce that would have included many women, CanPac is an excellent local example of heavy engineering. It touched the lives of many throughout its working career, including those who worked on it and those who were hauled by it.

In 2015 we received £895,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Much work has since been done, but we still need to raise further funds to complete the restoration of Canadian Pacific and two Bulleid wooden-framed carriages and return them to the Watercres Line over the next two years.

158,000.00

raised towards 450,000.00 target

158000.00
450000.00

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Supporters

Aug 31, 2021

Ben Z

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Aug 23, 2021

Andrew Holloway

Steam Railway's Speed 'Merchant' article about CanPac doing 105mph bought me here. All the very best.

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jun 01, 2021

Anonymous

In memory of Ken Norris, who as a young fireman did 104 MPH on Canadian Pacific before she was rebuilt

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 24, 2021

Geoff and Carolyn Hall

Donated in memory of Ken Norris who specifically mentioned this charity in his obituary and in which he had a strong association.

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 18, 2021

Jill Hayward

In memory of a dear friend Ken Norris from David & Jill Hayward

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

May 17, 2021

Brenda Alan Bousher

In memory of our Dear Friend Ken Norris

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Feb 05, 2021

Simon Jenkins

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jan 29, 2021

Anonymous

Stay safe that we can see us agian

100.00

Jan 07, 2021

L 8356

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 29, 2020

Ben Z

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

158,000.00

Total plus Gift Aid 158,374.75

Direct donations

1,699.00

Raised offline 156,301.00

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