Suggest a Railway Preservation project to receive £500

Discussion in 'UK Railway Discussion' started by IanXC, 15 Apr 2018.

Which project should receive our donation?

Poll closed 27 May 2018.
  1. Swanage Water Tower

    11 vote(s)
    8.8%
  2. EM2 Locomotive Society's Olive appeal

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Brighton Belle

    23 vote(s)
    18.4%
  4. Yorkshire Wolds Railway's Treble the Track

    13 vote(s)
    10.4%
  5. Friends of the 502 Group

    5 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. The Knotty Coach Trust

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. NYMR's Dame Vera Lynn

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  8. Northampton & Lamport Railway's Shed Appeal

    5 vote(s)
    4.0%
  9. The LMS-Patriot Project (The Unknown Warrior)

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. Talyllyn Railway's Open Carriages

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  11. East Lancashire Railway's A Home for Wells

    5 vote(s)
    4.0%
  12. Severn Valley Railway's Helping hands for Falling Sands

    12 vote(s)
    9.6%
  13. Vale of Berkeley Railway's Signal Box Appeal

    4 vote(s)
    3.2%
  14. Leighton Buzzard Railway's Double Arches

    6 vote(s)
    4.8%
  15. Corris Railway's Falcon Locomotive

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  16. East Lancashire Diesel Group's Co-Bo

    8 vote(s)
    6.4%
  17. Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society's Bogie

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  18. South Tyneside EPB

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. 33056

    33056 Established Member

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    Can I nominate the Leighton Buzzard Railway's extension to Double Arches? See:
    http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/static/doublearches.html
     
  2. Osprey17

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    I'd like to nominate the Corris Railway's Falcon Locomotive project.

    https://www.corris.co.uk/the-future/falcon-locomotive/

     
  3. Oscar46016

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    "I would nominate the reopening of the Newton Abbot to Heathfield railway lines for passenger use.
    Newton Abbot to Heathfield Railway Revival Group."

    https://www.facebook.com/mikecooke123/

    I would also like to support this cause ( if it comes to voting! ).

    Oscar"
     
  4. robert7111a

    robert7111a Established Member

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    My nomination would be the centre coach of 1317 at the Spa Valley Railway which is the only survivor of its type
     
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  7. Trainfan344

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  8. nag67

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    I would nominate the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society http://www.lms10000.org/fundraising

    At present they are raising funds to acquire a set of bogies to progress the creation a 'replica' of LMS 10000 based on a class 58 chassis.
     
  9. GBRailfreight

    GBRailfreight On Moderation

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    Theres also The Dorset & Somerset Joint Railway, They are trying to Restore the Station "Shillington", So Surely that should be on the List...
     
  10. Mojo

    Mojo Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Agreed.
     
  11. SERA01UK

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    I’d like to suggest the South Tyneside EPB, just about to move from the closed Electric Railway Museum to the Battlefield Line. Such a donation would help with the movement costs and help kickstart the restoration at its new home.
    https://www.facebook.com/tynesideunit/
     
  12. IanXC

    IanXC Emeritus Moderator

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    Thanks for all your suggestions.

    We will check these are all eligible and open the voting later today!
     
  13. IanXC

    IanXC Emeritus Moderator

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    Voting is now open!

    Apologies for the delay to this - there was an unknown unknown problem with the poll on our new software, however after applying some duct tape and WD40 this has been resolved.

    The eligible entries were as follows:

    Swanage Water Tower
    http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/appeals

    EM2 Locomotive Society's Olive appeal
    https://www.em2ls.org.uk/operation-phoenix/

    Brighton Belle
    http://brightonbelle.com/

    Yorkshire Wolds Railway's Treble the Track
    http://www.yorkshirewoldsrailway.org.uk/support/treble-the-track/

    Friends of the 502 Group
    http://www.class502.org.uk/

    The Knotty Coach Trust
    http://www.knottycoachtrust.org.uk/

    NYMR's Dame Vera Lynn
    https://www.nymr.co.uk/appeal/3672-dame-vera-lynn

    Northampton & Lamport Railway's Shed Appeal
    https://www.nlr.org.uk/donations/appeal-loco-shed-project/

    The LMS-Patriot Project (The Unknown Warrior)
    http://www.lms-patriot.org.uk/

    Talyllyn Railway's Open Carriages
    https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/support-us/special-appeals

    East Lancashire Railway's A Home for Wells
    https://www.preservationforgenerations.co.uk/a-home-for-wells

    Severn Valley Railway's Helping hands for Falling Sands
    https://www.svrtrust.org.uk/shopping.php

    Vale of Berkeley Railway's Signal Box Appeal
    http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/2016/07/20/home-page-pane/

    Leighton Buzzard Railway's Double Arches
    http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/static/doublearches.html

    Corris Railway's Falcon Locomotive
    https://www.corris.co.uk/the-future/falcon-locomotive/

    East Lancashire Diesel Group's Co-Bo
    http://www.elrdiesel.info/fleet-d5705.php#start

    Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society's Bogie
    http://www.lms10000.org/fundraising

    South Tyneside EPB
    http://www.emus.co.uk/Tynr.htm

    May the best project win!
     
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  14. The Ham

    The Ham Established Member

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    Voting seems a bit sparse this year, there's some very worthwhile projects and it would seam underwhelming if the winner won on a handful of votes.
     
  15. Trainfan344

    Trainfan344 Established Member

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    Indeed, less than 40 votes!
     
  16. yorksrob

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    Mine duly cast ! Apologies - it had slipped my mind.
     
  17. The Ham

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    It had slipped mine too until I was going back through some old posts, as I don't always look at the pinned threads.
     
  18. Domh245

    Domh245 Established Member

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    From memory, the forum staff put an announcement out about the nominations, but haven't put one out about the voting - it just kinda reappeared with a poll.
     
  19. StoneRoad

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    I saw that the vote had been initialised only because I had "watched" the thread.

    Hopefully, quite a few more people will vote over the weekend.
     
  20. The Ham

    The Ham Established Member

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    Post 43 was from the forum staff, however when it first appeared the poll didn't appear to be active, which then became active a bit later.
     
  21. krus_aragon

    krus_aragon Established Member

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    Yeup, I missed it this time round. :/

    In years past, the voting took place on a separate thread, so I was waiting to see a second thread pop up.
     
  22. IanXC

    IanXC Emeritus Moderator

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    And the winner this year is the Brighton Belle!

    You can find out more about their project here: http://brightonbelle.com/

    Thanks for all of you who took time to put forward projects and to vote!
     
  23. The Ham

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    Congratulations to Brighton Bell.
     

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