Skip to main content

Standard 4 project

BR Standard class 4 no. 75079 has not run since being withdrawn by BR in 1966. We need £30,000 to fabricate the tender tank for water and coal. The engine was rescued from Barry scrap yard, but many engines had their tenders sold to British Steel for conversion to ingot carriers. Whilst the BR1B tender from 75079 survived, it was sold along with another engine...

In aid of Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society

Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society profile page

View charity profile

Fundraise

Create a fundraising page and share it with your friends and family

Start fundraising

View all fundraisers for this event

Donate

Total raised
£550.00

Target
£30,000.00

1%

Donations accepted until 31-01-2021

View donation summary

Event details

Standard 4 project

BR Standard class 4 no. 75079 has not run since being withdrawn by BR in 1966. We need £30,000 to fabricate the tender tank for water and coal.
The engine was rescued from Barry scrap yard, but many engines had their tenders sold to British Steel for conversion to ingot carriers. Whilst the BR1B tender from 75079 survived, it was sold along with another engine no.73129 to the Midland Railway. This means that we need to build a new tender for our no.75079.
Many parts for the new tender are already well progressed.  The frames, cross-members, wheel sets, axle-boxes, and the many castings for the horns, springs, and braking system are well under way.  But one very large element that is missing is the tender tank.  The BR1B tender tank holds 4725 gallons of water and 7 tons of coal - it is a substantial fabrication.  
We would like to arrange for the fabrication of the tender tank by an outside contractor in the near future, and your donations would be very much appreciated.
 

The engine is ideally suited to our line; with the hill in the middle we must have powerful engines, but not unnecessarily powerful. The Standard Four is just right; it can cope with five or six coaches but it could not manage significantly more, so it is economical to run. It is also a simple engine, built using the latest technology, and therefore easier and cheaper for the Railway to maintain.

Event date

15-February-2018 - 
31-January-2021

Event type

Fundraising

Event already started

Event Contact

Telephone
01962 733810
Email address
fundraising@watercressline.co.uk

Activity log

More tender care for 75079. It will be great to see this one in action.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 22/05/2018
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid
Standard 4's are ideal for the Watercress Line, here's to 75079 and 80150 running together
Donation by Stephen Morley
on 21/05/2018
£ 10.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Long way to go but a few steps closer.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 18/05/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Long way to go but a little more to help the appeal. This will be an excellent addition to the MHR operational locomotives.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 02/05/2018
£ 70.00
£ 17.50 gift aid
Donation by Olly Welsh
on 01/05/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
It's time to give 75079 some tender loving care. It will be very good to see this impressive MT loco back in action so this is a little help along the way.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 28/04/2018
£ 35.00
£ 8.75 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01/04/2018
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17/03/2018
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
A little help along the way to restoration
Donation by Anonymous
on 02/03/2018
£ 200.00
£ 50.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £550.00
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £550.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£685.00

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know