The WSRA was asked by the team of volunteers restoring two open wagons at Washford if it could hep with funding for tarpaulins to preserve the restoration work and secure loads when running as part of an authentic WWII freight train. The tarpaulins were to be authentic dark olive 16 oz Cotton Duck.
The WSRA was pleased to help and a crowdfunding webpage was immediately set up and fundraising for the £400 needed began. The response was overwhelming and the required amount was raised in less than 48 hours. A truly great achievement by supporters of the West Somerset Railway.
The tarpaulins are being ordered and will be on display on the newly restored open wagons in the Military freight train running at the Spring steam Gala.