The Lancashire Mining Museum Community Railway

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Project by Trevor Barton MBE

The Lancashire Mining Museum Community Railway

Trevor Barton MBE profile

Project by Trevor Barton MBE

£3,700

raised of £15,000 target
51
supporters
25% 9 days left

To link the headgear and winding engine with the Canal and for everyone to enjoy a ride using original underground engines and manriders

Now known as the Lancashire Mining Museum, we have the last remaining, listed head gear and engine house in the Northwest.  The 3,300hp engine is the largest in Europe and is being upgraded again with new to us compressors with money from our own funds to allow the winding engine to run more often and longer. 

We have a railway that connects the headgear and engine house to the Bridgewater Canal and travels one third of a mile through a lovely area of woodland and meadow where nature has fought back over the years to provide some tranquillity for our largely suburban community.  Our growing band of volunteers is installing the second platform at the canal end - the platform will be complete in Autumn 2019 - It has taken a long time to get this far.

We have a collection of underground engines which will be refurbished for use and display. We have plans to develop the site with an “underground experience” which will complement our Miner’s cottage. Our exciting Grand plan can be found at https://lancashireminingmuseum.org/the-grand-plan-january-2019/

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£250 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Train driving lessons

All of the previous rewards and receive a train driving lesson for 1 hour from our highly qualified train operating staff wearing full uniform, photo opportunities.

£10 or more

Signed Certificate

A signed certificate for your investment

£25 or more

Train ride for two

A signed certificate and Tickets for two people to ride on the train to and from the Canal

£50 or more

Train ride for four

A signed certificate and tickets for four people to ride on the train to and from the Canal

£100 or more

Afternoon tea for two

A signed certificate and tickets for two people to enjoy afternoon tea in the Pit Whistle tea room

£175 or more

Afternoon tea for four

A signed certificate and tickets for four people to ride the train and to enjoy afternoon tea in the Pit Whistle tea room

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Operation of the Big Winding engine

All of the previous rewards and the opportunity, under supervision to operate the 3300hp winding engine, the biggest in Europe

£1,000 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Engine plaque in your or your Company's name

All of the previous rewards and the manufacture and placement of a plaque in your name or your company's name on the engine of your choice


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