The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway have preserved the only Class 142 from the former Valley Lines, Arriva Trains Wales and Transport for Wales fleet. As the railway's sub-group and principal fundraiser for their DMU fleet, the South Wales Railcar Group want to repaint the train into authentic Valley Lines livery of green, white and red. The train will be used for the benefit of the local community as well as visitors from all over the UK for train rides at the LMMR.
We also wish to honour the memory of the former General Manager of Valley Lines, Tom Clift, who sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2012 at the age of 58. Respected by many in the railway community, Tom was passionate about the lines that our unit served and we feel it fitting to name it in honour of a true railwayman, gentleman and friend of so many.
We estimate that making our project a reality will take an estimated £12,000 to achieve. Our fundraiser will allow us to get the train professionally painted into Valley Lines livery and will also allow us to plan a naming ceremony fitting for such an influential and popular person. In the event of any surplus funds from this fundraiser, then we will ensure that they are put towards the ongoing upkeep of 142006.
With your help we can make it a reality and ensure that the iconic Valley Lines livery can be seen again. It will be the only Class 142 unit to carry authentic Valley Lines livery. As a South Wales history centric tourist attraction it aligns with our ethos to preserve local and national heritage and history for future generations to enjoy. Please help us to make it happen. We have set specific rewards for certain donation amounts which we hope will help you to decide what amount you wish to pledge towards this cause.