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    Weʼve raised £6,145 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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    Funded on Monday, 1st January 2018

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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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      5 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!

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    • Mark Bott

      Mark Bott

      Dec 31, 2017

      Seeing out the old year with some Third R Ale.Just a final thought. If the Geordie EPB is Team Tyneside. Perhaps the 457 should be Team Thyristor.Here is a final tenner to get the idea going


    • Ian Charles

      Ian Charles

      Dec 31, 2017


    • Andrew Davis

      Andrew Davis

      Dec 30, 2017

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      George Sheppard

      Dec 30, 2017


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      Andrew Guyott

      Dec 28, 2017


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    Nicholas Hair

    Nicholas Hair

    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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