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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.
Project Aim is to purchase a suitable locomotive to operate the Trawsffynydd to Blaenau Ffestiniog Community railway.
In order to facilitate the engineering work that will be required as well as future passenger traffic, they 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, Paul Denison has started a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of raising £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.
Paul Denison is a life long railwayman and recently appointed treasurer of the Trawsfynydd and Blaenau ffestiniog railway society. Had the honour of working over the railway line while it was still in service.
You’ve read this far. You’re ready to support. THANK YOU! But everyone loves perks. Take a look at what they’ve got to offer!
Pledge £10 – A big thank you and one hour of riding in the cab once the railway is operational
Pledge £20 – A big thank you and two hours cab ride once the railway is operational
Pledge £50 – A big thank you and one hour driving experience once the railway is operational
Pledge £100 – A big thank you and one half day driving course once the railway is operational.
Pledge £250 – A big thank you and full days driving course once the railway is operational
Pledge £1,000 – A big thank you, a days driving course and your name on the locomotive for one year once the railway is operational.
Pledge £1,500 – A big thank you, a full day driving course and your name on the locomotive for two years once the railway is operational.
Thank you so much for any help you’re able to give. And please forward this campaign to anyone you think may be interested and willing to help.
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If you want to support this project, you can do so by donating on their crowdfunder page: