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David Hardwick

Dame Vera Lynn Appeal

Fundraising for North Yorkshire Moors Railway

8 %
£66,236
raised of £750,000 target
by 48 supporters
Donate

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

We are a preserved steam railway and registered museum which operates between Pickering and Whitby. Preserving steam and diesel engines, rolling stock and general railway artifacts. With over 400 volunteers that help keep the railway running. Preserving the past for future generations.

Charity Registration No. 501388

Story

The locomotive at the centre of this appeal is Austerity No 3672 “Dame Vera Lynn”, Built in 1944 by the North British Locomotive Works in Glasgow, there were 150 of these extremely powerful freight locomotives ordered for the war effort. Once completed “Dame Vera Lynn” was shipped to Egypt and worked there following D-Day. This Austerity class of locomotives were not built to last more than a few years, they were of a cheap and simple design due to material shortages during the war. We count ourselves lucky to still have her with us today, so we can tell her story to future generations

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