Weʼve raised £1,750 to An emergency appeal to help a steam locomotive named after our Queen, LMS 4-6-2 No. 6201 'Princess Elizabeth' run on the UK's Mainline again
- Cumbria, UK
- Funded on Wednesday, 7th June 2017
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Like all mainline steam locomotives, 6201 is an 'antique on wheels'. The 6201 Princess Elizabeth Society strives to preserve those values of excellence for the delight, inspiration and education of future generations.
In 2016, 6201 majestically roamed Britains mainline rail network carrying thousands of passengers on special excursions, but came to a halt when it suffered various internal problems and was rapidly withdrawn from service in December.
A comprehensive schedule of work covering the planned winter maintenance has already been established, but following the issue with the small tubes, the boiler inspector has required that the boiler and firebox should be lifted from the frames in order for a thorough and detailed inspection to take place, including non destructive testing of key elements.
The cost of completing this task, which includes the hire of a crane and the boiler inspectors tasks, has been quoted at £12,000. Until the society reach that target through the fundraising page, the group are unable to carry out further work on the locomotive.
A donation of £50 or more will see your name placed in a draw to win a Hornby Golden Jubillee 18ct gold 00-gauge model of No. 6201. Silver donations are those in excess of £105 (see below), the cost of a small tube, which will be included in a draw for 10 premier dining seats with Steam Dreams. A gold donation is for a sum in excess of £5000 which will offers a footplate day with 6201 with lunch as well as 2 nights B&B.
6201 had the privilege to work numerous Royal Trains in its time, more recently transporting Her Majesty The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh as part of the Jubilee tour of the UK in 2012.
If you share these values, please support the Society by becoming a member, or by making a donation.
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Thank you again to everyone who has donated so far, we are so grateful for all of your donations.
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Jun 7, 2017
Jun 1, 2017
Hi CliveHope this helps - I think it needs a wider audience somehow. Good luck, John
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Good luck with the fundraising and I hope you reach your target very soon.
Apr 22, 2017
Hope you are able to reach your target.
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6201, was built at Crewe and named Princess Elizabeth after the then Duke of York’s eldest daughter, now our present Queen. The 6201 Locomotive Society looks after this historic engine as she steams around the United Kingdom on the national network. www.6201.co.uk