Help us restore the last 1930s Q stock

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from a target of £200,000.00

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London Transport Museum needs your help to raise £200,000 to preserve three rare and distinctive examples of London’s transport heritage, for future generations to enjoy.

We are restoring a unique piece of the District line’s heritage, the last three remaining 1930s Q stock cars:

 - 08063 (Q35), formerly N stock, built in 1935 by Metro Cammell in Birmingham

 - 4416and 4417 (Q38), both built in 1938 by Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company

The 1930s Q stock trains were formed from sleek new cars with flared sides, purpose-built to run with a mix of older cars with American-style clerestory roofs dating from 1923.

Unlike modern fleets which are all built from identical connecting cars. Passengers never knew what formation of cars would pull into their platform.

We urgently need your help to complete the restoration to mark 50 years since the Q stock was withdrawn from service.

How you can help 

We aim to restore the cars, held in the Museum’s collection, to operational condition and include them in our award-winning heritage vehicle events programme.

Previous Museum restoration projects have delivered the much-loved 1938 stock, Metropolitan Railway Jubilee carriage No. 353 and the First World War Battle Bus, which are all operational.

With your help we can complete the restoration of three Q stock cars and tell the transport story of:

 - Life in wartime London, sharing the story of evacuation in 1939

 - The rebuilding of London in the 1940s

 - The growing optimism and prosperity of the 1950s.

Help keep the train

If we raise more money than is needed for this project, any additional funds will go to care of the Museum’s collection.

Select the amount you wish to give

£5.00  light up a 1930s lampshade

£15.00  Decorate each car with a poster

£50.00  fit a one panel of original Lacewood on the walls

£330.00  Cover a seat with a period moquette textile design

£25000.00  Refurbishment of a brake van

Total donations: £3,006.00



£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

My life has been lived along the District Line - born in Barking, school at Blackfriars, work round Victoria, homes in Parsons Green and Kew. Delighted to help recover a little of its history.



I hope that the Q stock can run again soon!



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£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)