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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
£151,022.03

Target
£250,000.00

60%

Donations accepted until 30-06-2019

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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.

We were able to replace half a mile of track in February, and more in March. Further work will take place in November to relay another 1/4 mile. We hope we can have your support.

Event date

12-October-2017 - 
30-November-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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Activity log

Donation by Anonymous
on 12/09/2018
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 06/09/2018
Keep up the good work.
Donation by Anonymous
on 31/08/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 31/08/2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 11/08/2018
In memory of my brother Stephen Sherlock who was a keen lover of the railway
Donation by Steph
on 02/08/2018
In remembrance of my Grandad who loved trains, railways, vehicles and his family. The best Grandad ever we all miss you so much xx
Donation by Jo Kemp
on 14/07/2018
£ 5.00
£ 1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17/05/2018
Happy birthday Dad we miss you lots
Donation by Andy Dawn Charlotte Nick and Malibu Beaven-smith
on 16/05/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
In memory of our dear friend Roger Elkin
Donation by Allan Howell & John
on 03/05/2018
£ 20.00
£ 0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £12,122.03
Direct donations:(offline) £138,000.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£920.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £151,022.03
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£153,737.98

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