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Birkhill Signal Box Appeal

Birkhill is a little station in the countryside, evoking the atmosphere of a typical Caledonian Railway crossing place on a single track branch line.  But there is an essential element missing at the moment - a signal box.   Some signal posts have been erected at either end of the station, but the signal box is vital to house the lever frame and instruments...

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Total raised
£24,366.36

Target
£60,000.00

40%

Donations accepted until 18-11-2021

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Birkhill Signal Box Appeal

Birkhill is a little station in the countryside, evoking the atmosphere of a typical Caledonian Railway crossing place on a single track branch line.  But there is an essential element missing at the moment - a signal box.
 
Some signal posts have been erected at either end of the station, but the signal box is vital to house the lever frame and instruments which make it all work and to allow two trains to pass each other. 
 
This appeal is aimed at raising the necessary funds to build a brick and timber re-construction of a typical Caledonian Railway Northern division signal box.  A foundation was put in many years ago and this will be used as planned.  The artist’s impression gives a good idea of how the signal box, based on the design of Inchture, will look in its location at Birkhill.
 
The project will cost an estimated £60,000.  Please support this project and help to get Birkhill functioning as originally intended.  
 

In the event of insufficient funds being raised to make the projects financially viable or the Society being otherwise unable to go ahead and complete the projects, your donation will be put to a project most closely resembling the one(s) you have chosen.

Conversely should the appeals become over subscribed, your donation will be held in the project funds for use in future developments.

Event date

18-November-2018 - 
18-November-2021

Event type

Construct Birkhill Signal Box

Event already started

Location

17-19,
North Street,
Bo'ness,
EH51 0AQ,
United Kingdom

Event Contact

Key contact
David Morrison
Telephone
01506 825855
Email address
treasurer@srps.org.uk

Activity log

5-5-5 "Signal box opening"
Donation by Cameron Tyre
on 09/03/2019
£ 555.00
£ 138.75 gift aid
Donation by Ian B
on 07/03/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Looking forward to seeing trains pass at Birkhill
Donation by David Heppell
on 01/03/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by James McC
on 24/02/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20/02/2019
Donation by Anonymous
on 16/02/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
With work on the platform and footbridge now well advanced we need the funds soon to start progressing the signal box. This project will transform the railway.
Donation by James and Elspeth Robertson
on 12/02/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Looking forward to seeing trains pass at Birkhill
Donation by David Heppell
on 04/02/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Good luck with this: happy to help.
Donation by Michael Dunn
on 03/02/2019
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid
Good luck with the project. I noticed the old foundations whilst waiting for a train here one sunny day.
Donation by Rosser Gruffydd
on 31/01/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £4,280.00
Direct donations:(offline) £20,186.36
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £24,366.36
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£25,383.86

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