In the past few weeks the West Somerset Railway Association has launched funding appeals for the final work to put GWR Mogul locomotive 9351 back in service on the West Somerset Railway (£14,000) and to cast four replacements for historic Bristol and Exeter Railway cast iron station signs for the Railway (£3,200). In each case the appeals are within sight of the finish line.
WSRA Manager Jacquie Green said: “Supporters have been very generous. We now only need £4,000 plus gift aid to reach our target for loco 9351 and only a further £800 plus gift aid for the station signs. Remember that, as the principal supporting charity for the line, for every £1 donated by a UK tax payer, under the ‘Gift Aid’ scheme, the UK government adds 25 pence.”
Work on loco 9351 can be followed on the blog HERE which is updated as the work progresses. Donations can be made by visiting THIS PAGE and either clicking through to make an online donation or following the instructions for cheque donations.
Locomotive 9351 in service on the West Somerset Railway
Locomotive 9361 being worked on the WS Restoration shed at Williton
Original Bristol & Exeter sign in place at Williton.
Further comment can be obtained from:
WSRA General Manager
T: 01823 433856