Trawsfynydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog  Railway

by Paul Denison in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales

Trawsfynydd and Blaenau Ffestiniog  Railway

The purchase of a suitable locomotive to operate the Trawsffynydd to Blaenau Ffestiniog Community railway.

by Paul Denison in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales

We did it
On 28th November 2016 we successfully raised £3,692 with 104 supporters in 14 days

The Trawsffynydd and Blaenau Railway is a mothballed section of line that is unlikely to see any further freight use, the last train being some twenty years ago. However, a group has got together both from the local area, railway enthusiasts and from working and retired railway staff in order to bring back passenger traffic along the line as well as tourist traffic to enjoy the tremendous scenery that the line has to offer.   The potential exists for youth and adult training in vocational areas such as engineering, hospitality etc.

In order to facilitate the engineering work that will be required as well as future passenger traffic, we want to purchase a suitable locomotive that can handle the differing requirements the line will place on it. Ex British Railways Class 08, number 08757 is available, highly suitable and in operational condition. With this in mind, we would like to raise £19,600 to complete the purchase and pay for the movement to a secure base that the locomotive will operate from.

The locomotive is currently based in serviceable condition at Crewe electric locomotive depot, pending sale.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big thank you and one hour of riding in the cab once the railway is operational

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A big thank you and two hours cab ride once the railway is operational

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A big thank you and one hour driving experience once the railway is operational

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A big thank you and one half day driving course once the railway is operational.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

A big thank you and a full days driving course once the railway is operational

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A big thank you, a days driving course and their name on the loco for one year once the railway is operational.

£1,500 or more

£1,500 Reward

A big thank you, a full day driving course and their name on the locomotive for two years once the railway is operational.

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