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Tr(ack) Action Appeal

Those of you who have travelled on the Bluebell Railway recently will have noticed there are sections of the line where the journey is a little uneven.  This is due to track wear.  The Railway wishes to accelerate its programme of track renewal; thus we have launched the Tr(ack) Action Appeal to raise funds to do so.  In addition to improving passenger...

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Total raised
£130,592.03

Target
£250,000.00

52%

Donations accepted until 30-06-2018

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Tr(ack) Action Appeal

Those of you who have travelled on the Bluebell Railway recently will have noticed there are sections of the line where the journey is a little uneven.  This is due to track wear.  The Railway wishes to accelerate its programme of track renewal; thus we have launched the Tr(ack) Action Appeal to raise funds to do so.  In addition to improving passenger comfort the renewed track will reduce maintenance costs on locomotives and carriages.

Parts of our Railway's track dates back to before the Preservation Society was formed.  It is a tribute to those that built it and our maintenance teams over the years that it has lasted this long.  It will last even longer but at a cost.  Not just in the ride passenger get but also in the wear on locomotive and rolling stock springs and wheels.

Many people are unaware that steel wheels have steel tyres.  These wear through use particularly going rounds curves - there are very few straight sections on our Railway!  The cost of a new set of tyres on a carriage can run into five figures and to six figures for a locomotive.  Therefore new and smooth track can save a lot of money.

The video, which we urge you to watch, gives a valuable insight into what is involved in track and wheel repair.

Our target is £250,000 to replace half a mile of track. If the target is met the work will take place next February. We hope we can have your support.

Any surplus beyond the target will be used for further track maintenance work.

You can donate £10 by Text (charged to your phone bill) by sending the message:
TRCT48 £10
to 70070
You can choose to donate £1,£2,£5 or £10.

Event date

12-October-2017 - 
28-February-2018

Event type

Appeal

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Event Contact

Key contact
Vernon Blackburn
Telephone
01825 720800
Email address
funding@bluebell-railway.co.uk

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Donation by Jane & Callum
on 03/04/2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 28/03/2018
Donation by Geoff
on 20/03/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Tough as it was Completed !
Johnnie Counsell donated to Johnnie Counsell
on 27/02/2018
Go Johnnie Go
Jo hewitt donated to Johnnie Counsell
on 24/02/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Good luck xx
Fraser donated to Johnnie Counsell
on 05/02/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 30/01/2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 30/01/2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 30/01/2018
Dean donated to Johnnie Counsell
on 16/01/2018

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £11,692.03
Direct donations:(offline) £118,000.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£920.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £130,592.03
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£133,280.48

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