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£5,205raised of £48,000 target by 70 supporters

Weʼre raising £48,000 to acquire and convert two ex-British Rail Mark 2 coaches for use on the Dean Forest Railway

Lydney, UK

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The Dean Forest Railway has been presented with an unmissable opportunity to acquire two ex-British Rail Mark 2 coaches in order to strengthen the fleet of serviceable coaching stock. This will help enable the continued operation and future growth of the DFR as the railway expands to Speech House Road and beyond.

A lack of available coaching stock is one of the biggest constraints facing any growing railway and this is opportunity is far too good to miss. The coaches are in good running order (having recent mainline service), and only need a brake system modification in order to enter service on the DFR (they require the fitting of vacuum brakes).

The total cost of the two Mark 2 coaches, including transport and brake modification is £60,000. The Society, and the Members have dug deep to pledge £12,000 already - thats 20% of the target, and we are now fundraising for the remaining £48,000.

Any support you can give would be gratefully received and would help to build a coaching stock fleet fit for the future.

If the acquisition is successful - all donors will be invited to an exclusive “first trip” launch event in the coaches and a roll of honour will be published in the magazine.

In addition, Donations of:

£250 or greater will receive a 5 year Membership of the Dean Forest Railway Society.

£500 or greater will receive a 10 year Membership of the Dean Forest Railway Society.

£1,000 or greater will receive a Life Membership of the Dean Forest Railway Society.

BR Mark 2 coach W5341:

BR Mark 2 coach M5292:

Interior of a Mark 2 coach:

Monies raised will be transferred to the Forest of Dean Railway Limited/Dean Forest Railway Company Limited in order to affect the purchase in the most cost effective way. Should the project not proceed as anticipated any donated funds will be used for ongoing refurbishment of our existing fleet.

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    Dean Forest Railway Society

    1 month ago
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    that's the first £1000, well done everyone! Lets keep going...

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Page last updated on: 5/25/2018 9:34 AM

Supporters

70

  • Andy Franklin

    Andy Franklin

    May 25, 2018

    £50.00

  • chris roscoe

    chris roscoe

    May 20, 2018

    £10.00

  • W G M  Dickinson

    W G M Dickinson

    May 20, 2018

    These are seriously needed.

    £60.00

  • Trevor Ellis

    Trevor Ellis

    May 20, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 18, 2018

    £13.13

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 16, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 16, 2018

    £500.00

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Dean Forest Railway Society

Dean Forest Railway Society

Lydney, UK

The Dean Forest Railway Society was formed in 1970 to help preserve the last remaining stretch of the Severn and Wye Railway, in the Royal Forest of Dean. Thanks to the efforts of the members and volunteers - we have 4.5 miles of heritage railway between Lydney and Parkend.

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