£5,310raised of £10,000 target by 121 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to to ensure the future and safe transport of the historic items of the Suburban Electric Railway Association at closure of the ERM, Coventry.

Coventry, United Kingdom

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It was with great sadness that we found out this weekend of the impending closure of the Electric Railway Museum in Coventry.

The site, leased to the museum by the council, is now going to be developed. A number of exhibits at the museum are of exceptional importance to the history of the railways of Britain and whilst commuter electric trains may not seem as appealing as Steam they still need to be saved and find new homes to help tell the story of Britain's electric railways.

Among the exhibits are the collection of the Suburban Electric Railway Association which comprises of the unique LMS Class 503 Wirral unit, the sole surving South Tyneside 2-EPB unit, One of the driving motor coaches of the 3 phase traction development unit 457 001 (converted from a class 210 DEMU), the Liverpool Overhead Railway first class trailer car and the body of a City & South London tube carriage built in 1903.

This crowdfunding effort aims to raise as much money as possible to assist with transport costs to new homes which the SERA is currently in the process of negotiating to secure.

Any donations are massively welcome and a share or retweet would be appreciated. Please help us to make sure these many historic units are saved as the Electric Railway Museum closes its doors.

This is an official fundraising action for SERA.

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  • Nicholas Hair2 months ago
    Nicholas Hair

    Nicholas Hair

    2 months ago

    Hey everyone. Amazing effort so far. £4,775 of £10,000. We've had some great news about SERA's assets and can't wait for what the future holds. If you can keep sharing and donating and doing what you can, that would be fantastic!

    Share this update to help us raise more

5 months ago

Nicholas Hair started crowdfunding

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  • Anonymous


    Dec 7, 2017

    Hi Nicholas just Wondering like with previous other EMUs that have had secure appeal costs, is there any funding appeal going towards the Class 501?:)

  • Neil Davies

    Neil Davies

    Dec 3, 2017


  • Steven Saunders

    Steven Saunders

    Nov 23, 2017

    Here's to the future of electric railway preservation.


  • John Esher

    John Esher

    Nov 19, 2017

    Good luck with the project.


  • Anonymous


    Nov 18, 2017

    Hopefully a suitable site can be found and the ERM can reopen rather than the stock being dispersed but either way I hope this will help save the collection.


  • Anonymous


    Nov 18, 2017

    Good luck!


  • James Martin

    James Martin

    Nov 17, 2017

    Here you go mate.


About the fundraiser
Nicholas Hair

Nicholas Hair

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Coventry, United Kingdom

I'm a train driver in London and have a connection to the sort of trains at the Electric Railway Museum from the 90s. This appeal is endorsed and in the aid of the Suburban Electric Railway Association and aims to fund transport and restoration away from Coventry.

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