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#~# STOP PRESS - We are appealing for supporters and well-wishers to Sponsor a Tube at £20 each in order to help us steam this delightful engine ASAP. If you have any queries about 'Oliver Veltom', please e-mail Gareth Evans, Operation Oliver Team Leader. #~#
>>>...Help us breathe life back into our old boiler...>>>
The Oswestry-based Cambrian Railways Society is appealing to steam buffs in Shropshire and Mid Wales to help finance the overhaul of its flagship steam engine, ‘Oliver Veltom’.
Named in honour of the former British Railways Oswestry Area Manager, who later became a President of the Society, the engine is currently being returned to working order for hauling passenger trains along the museum’s line to Middleton Road Bridge, and for use on the Nantmawr Branch in due course.
The work is being carried out in-house at the society’s workshop in Oswestry town centre under the guidance of former Oswestry Works craftsmen, who have been passing on their skills to the next generation of society volunteers.
With work on the chassis rapidly approaching completion, the push is now on to raise the final 40% of the £10,000 overhaul bill, which will finance the boiler, requiring 126 new tubes. Therefore, the society is urging well-wishers to sponsor a tube at £20 each.
Please make donations payable to ‘CRS Ltd The Loco Fund’ [remember to include the 'Ltd' bit] and send to: The Cambrian Railways Society, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RE.
Please fill in a gift aid form if you are a UK tax payer. Doing so will increase the value of your donation by almost 30%! ...i.e. 28p in every pound :o)