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Keep Up The Pressure

The success of the Extension to East Grinstead allowed us to commit additional resources towards the maintenance of infrastructure, locomotives and rolling stock, previously deferred.  The additional passenger numbers require us to run longer trains and hence an increased use of larger locomotives.  Thus we launched the “Keep Up The Pressure” appeal to create a...

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Total raised
£152,296.00

Target
£175,000.00

87%

Donations accepted until 31-12-2018

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Keep Up The Pressure

The success of the Extension to East Grinstead allowed us to commit additional resources towards the maintenance of infrastructure, locomotives and rolling stock, previously deferred.  The additional passenger numbers require us to run longer trains and hence an increased use of larger locomotives.  Thus we launched the “Keep Up The Pressure” appeal to create a fund for which the target was £400,000. The excellent start shown on this page means that with increased revenue from the Extension, and the terrific efforts of the Camelot Society and Battle of Britain Locomotive Group, we have nearly received enough money to pay for the overhaul of the boiler for 34059 “Sir Archibald Sinclair”. The revised target now shown on this page should be sufficient for the estimated costs of  overhauling the boilers for Nos.65 (completed) and 34059, using outside contractors, plus the boiler of Standard Tank No.80151 which is being overhauled in-house.
We still need to keep the pressure up to reach our target! Any donation, small or large, will be very welcome, in support of the Bluebell Railway’s motto of Floreat Vapor.
So please help us keep our boilers at full pressure, and donate now.

Thanks to the support for KUTP, the repair and refurbishment of four boilers has been carried out simultaneously. We do not wish to stop there and further funding is also being applied to No.928 'Stowe'. The cost of Stowe's boiler refurbishment is being undertaken in-house, and although still under the umbrella of KUTP, has now been separated off onto a separate page. To find out more see this video introduced by Nicholas Owen. It explains what is involved in the overhaul of “Stowe".

Event date

15-March-2018 - 
31-December-2018

Event type

Appeal

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Bluebell Railway Trust
Telephone
01825 720800

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Great to see fundraising transferred over to BT MyDonate, with its much lower fees - more for the engines!
Donation by Anonymous
on 15/03/2018

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £10.00
Direct donations:(offline) £152,286.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £152,296.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£152,298.50

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