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Closed 01/05/2021

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£3,735
raised of £5,000 target by 46 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,735 to help fund urgent repairs to the Bala Lake Railway's signal box at Llanuwchllyn, under an appeal launched by BLRS President Peter Miller.

    Llanuwchllyn
    Funded on Saturday, 1st May 2021

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    Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Llyn / Tegid Bala Lake Railway Society

    2019 PRESIDENT'S APPEAL

    Bala Lake Railway's signal box at Llanuwchllyn occupies a prominent position on the platform. It is a rare G.W.R. Type 5 box and houses the last G.W.R. double twist lever frame still signalling passenger trains on its original site. The signal box is routinely open on operational days, our visitors being encouraged to visit.

    The signal box really is the jewel in the Bala Lake Railway's crown. However it is currently in a poor state of repair.

    The main problem is rot. At the station end, the boards on the gable need complete replacement as does the corner post supporting the roof. The steps need to be replaced, repairs are needed to the door and windows need heavy repair / replacement.

    It is proposed that repairs are undertaken using hardwood that will last very many years. Work will be progressed by our in-house carpentry team. Once the work is done, the box will need a repaint, the brickwork will need re-pointing and, to finish the job in style, it is proposed that the box receive a cast G.W.R nameboard.

    Having led the way with a VERY significant donation of his own, BLRS President Peter Miller has launched an appeal to raise funds to complete the work and to cover contingencies.

    CAN YOU HELP?

    All donations received will be used to buy the materials that will restore the glory of this historically important signal box.

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    • BLRS President's Appeal8 months ago
      BLRS President's Appeal

      BLRS President's Appeal

      8 months ago

      ...to do so once I have closed the appeal. I don't know if that's how it works - but if I can I will. Meanwhile, of course, do keep an eye on the BLR Webcam to see what is going on at Llanuwchllyn and do make a point of seeking out the monthly news update on the website too. If you are not a member of the BLR Society please do consider joining. It's really inexpensive and the pennies really do help. And you'll receive the quarterly journal of course. Information can be found on the BLR website. Right. That's it for now. Thanks for reading!

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    • BLRS President's Appeal8 months ago
      BLRS President's Appeal

      BLRS President's Appeal

      8 months ago

      ...and all this at a time when we are all under the strains imposed by the CV19 crisis. I know for a fact that all the permanent staff and volunteers of the Bala Lake Railway are hugely grateful for the support that has been shown. I am sure I don't need to labour the point so I'll just say Thank You on behalf of us all. And what next? Well I will continue to bring news of the signal box's restoration in future editions of Llanuwchllyn Express (the journal of the BLRS) and I will continue to post updates on just giving - assuming I am able.....

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    • BLRS President's Appeal8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      But it's not too late to donate if you wish! The BLRS and the appeal can always use the pennies. Even once the online appeal is closed, the BLRS can of course accept donations via cheque or other means to support the signal box renovations and/or its ongoing support of the BLR. The generosity of our supporters this past year has been astonishing. Collectively you've supported not just this appeal but the BLR's CV19 appeal - and now there is the ongoing Sleeper Appeal to help the Railway meet the cost on ongoing track renewal work. ..continues >

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    46

    • J R Walker

      J R Walker

      Jun 15, 2020

      trying to make a donation but why is it not simple?

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 3, 2020

      Good luck with the appeal.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 3, 2020

      It would be a shame to lose this signal box which has so much historical value.

      £30.00

    • Tom

      Tom

      Jun 2, 2020

      Good luck hope u will soon be open love visiting the railway

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 2, 2020

      £20.00

    • Jim Scott

      Jim Scott

      Jun 2, 2020

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 2, 2020

      £20.00

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    This page has been created by Nick Talbot, Bala Lake Railway Society Committee member, Bala Lake Railway Fireman and editor of the BLRS quarterly journal Llanuwchllyn Express, approved by BLRS Chairman Dave Rutt, BLRS Treasurer Dave Scotson and BLRS President Peter Miller. ​

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