4-VEP heading to Ilford

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  1. yorksrob

    yorksrob Veteran Member

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    That certainly looks like a good cause.
     
  2. MatthewRead

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    I'd love to see that train return to service :)
     
  3. GW43125

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    The VEP is, to quote "a bit knackered". As such, the minions need as much help as they can get (to the tune of £25,000) to help see this beauty back on the mainline, where she belongs: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/4VEP3417

    This is, of course, no small task. Many components need replacing, from the comforts, such as toilets (now done I believe) and seats (a lot of work left to do), to the more important parts such as step boards and brake hoses. It's taken over a year's work to get the electrics alive again. You can follow the group's progress at: http://setg.org.uk/news/

    I am not involved in this project sadly, however I work with people who do, anything you can give, be it a pint's worth or a much more substantial amount, would be greatly appreciated by all.

    Let's work together to get this beauty out again!
     
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    I was wondering about "Gordon" too, I did wonder if these were infact one and the same train, ?

    I remember a few months ago, some one on this forum, lightheartedly, suggested a special with Gordon, Lynda Lymington Flier and the Brighton Belle all coupled together :)
     
  5. yorksrob

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    Well, I gave a small amount to this. Will be worth it to do Victoria - Ashford on one again (which was my last trip on one back in 2005 as it happens).
     
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    I would love to see this happen and to get this EMU back where it belongs on the 750V DC juice again, therefore I've just made my (sadly rather modest) contribution.
     
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    There is a note on the Just Giving page that if a donation is made via The Bluebell they may be able to claim gift aid=+25%
    I will give them a ring to check it out
     
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    Out of curiosity, why do so many charities still register with JustGiving when MyDonate does exactly the same thing except that it doesn't charge them for the privilege?
     
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