Your purchase towards the 'Boiler Appeal' will play a crucial role in expediting the overhaul of our beloved locomotive, ensuring its swift return to full working order. By contributing, you will help us accomplish this significant milestone in a shorter timeframe.
But that's not all! As a token of our gratitude, you will receive exclusive benefits for your generous support:
Name on the 'Roll of Honour' Plaque: Your name will be proudly displayed on a dedicated plaque affixed to the locomotive once it is complete, immortalising your support.
Limited-Edition Boiler Appeal Mug: Enjoy a special, one-of-a-kind mug commemorating your contribution to the restoration project.
Footplate Trip: Experience the thrill firsthand! As a donor, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a footplate trip during the locomotive's first year of operation (subject to the railway's terms and availability).
Ticket to Ride: Be among the first passengers on the locomotive's inaugural booked service, witnessing its triumphant return to the tracks.
Satisfaction and Pride: Take pride in knowing that your contribution has played a vital role in bringing this historic locomotive back to steam, preserving a valuable piece of railway heritage for future generations.
Your donation matters. Join us in restoring and celebrating the magnificence of Andrew Barclay 2157. Together, we can make a lasting impact on our railway heritage.
List of likely work needed to complete the boiler:
- New flat section of the throat plate
- New sections to the outside firebox wrapper sides
- 3/4 Back head replacement
- Firehole door ring work
- Full set of boiler tubes
- New copper stays
- Refurbishment of boiler fittings
- Repairs to smokebox saddle
* We are currently waiting for the final boiler inspection to take place which will give us a more definite scope of work.