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No.3 Sir Haydn

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Sir Haydn Appeal

To help fund the overhaul of No.3 'Sir Haydn'

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Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway

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Donations accepted until 01-06-2019

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In April 2012, No.3 Sir Haydn bowed out of service on The Talyllyn Railway as its boiler certificate expired.In 2013, the locomotive will tour the UK showcasing The Talyllyn Railway.By 2014 at the earliest, it is hoped to assess the work required for an overhaul of the locomotive. We envisage that any work that is found to be needed will be costly and extensive. We need your help in ensuring Sir Haydn can return to steam over the next few years.

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The Sir Haydn Appeal

Sir Haydn built by Hughes of Loughborough in 1878 for the 2ft 3ins gauge Corris Railway. In 1951 it was purchased by the embryonic Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society for £25, and it has worked on the Talyllyn ever since. It often appears as its alter-ego Sir Handel from the Skarloey Railway.Donations to the Appeal will help ensure the overhaul of Sir Haydn is not restricted by financial constraints, in turn ensuring that Sir Haydn can return to steam as quickly as possible.

Event date

01-January-2014 00:00  - 
01-June-2018 00:00

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No.3 Sir Haydn

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Looking forward to seeing Sir Haydn back in action soon.
Donation by Jonathan
on 21-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Tim
on 19-09-2017
Donation by Steve Edwards
on 17-09-2017
Donation by David Moore
on 05-08-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Hope to see you soon.
Donation by David Peers
on 27-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
The proceeds from a special train and barbeque on the Talyllyn Railway on Saturday the 1st of July 2017.
Donation by
on 10-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Andreas Eugster
on 05-07-2017
Donation on behalf of Gordon Smith. We all wish you a very Happy Birthday. Sir Haydn has fond memories for us, so pleased to help with restoration.
Donation by angela salt
on 26-05-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-05-2017
£7.50 gift aid
I decided before coming back to Tywyn last week I would donate £10 for every footplate trip I did in the week
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-04-2017
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,109.84
Offline Donations: £57,716.00
Total Raised: £63,825.84
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £65,217.55

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