Preserving British Rail Engineering railway wagons

The National Wagon Preservation Group (formally The MGR Appeal) are making an appeal to preserve British railway wagons.

We did it!

On 21st Nov 2015 we successfully raised £2,150 of £1,500 target with 19 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

As the group is a not-for-profit preservation movement, any and all donations are appreciated.

We will continue to accept funds from anyone kind enough to put a few pounds towards our efforts.

The National Wagon Preservation Group (formally The MGR Appeal) is appealing for members and donations in order to raise funds in order to preserve a select few wagons coming up for disposal. The group's current collection comprises of two MGR coal hoppers and a RNAD box van for storage, located at The Chasewater Railway and Barrow Hill respectively.

Currently, one of the MGR hoppers, HMA 355798 is undergoing restoration back to it's original condition.

The wagons that are coming up for sale are icons of British Rail Engineering Limited; including the HEA coal hopper; OAA Basket wagon; SPA steel side coil and the BAA bogie bolster steel wagons. However without donations from the public, these wagons will be vunerable for disposal by the scrapman and we cannot sit back and let this happen.


Please offer any donations possible to to help us preserve a peice of our British history!

  • Any donations of £50 or above will be entitled to a years complimentary membership and acknowledged in their donation when the wagon is purchased.
  • Anyone who offers to sponsor an entire wagon, at around £500 per wagon, will receive a complimentary life membership and acknowledgement of the donation made.

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