Full Steam Ahead - bringing history back to life

by West Somerset Railway Assoc. in Bishops Lydeard, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th July 2020 we successfully raised £1,100 with 23 supporters in 41 days

WSRA is seeking funding to help pay for a restoration project to repair a 1924 Great Western Small Prairie steam engine.

by West Somerset Railway Assoc. in Bishops Lydeard, England, United Kingdom

You can only post a comment if you have backed this project. Support project


John Andrew Bennett 13th July 2020

As we are now running short of time I decided to round the total up to £2,100. Good luck with the project. Looking forward to seeing 4561 operational again

West Somerset Railway Assoc. 18th June 2020

A massive thank you for all the support we have received - this is a fantastic result. We have reached our first target and are now working towards our stretched target of £2,000. All money will go towards the latter stages of the refurbishment of the Small Prairie 4561 which we hope to get back on the tracks in 2021. Huge thank you for all your support!

West Somerset Railway Assoc. 11th June 2020

Just to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported this project. We are nearly at the halfway mark!!! Fantastic result - huge thanks to you all and to Aviva and their staff x

West Somerset Railway Assoc. 10th June 2020

We have now reached over £400 - a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to this project - together we will ensure our heritage is available to all for generations to come!!!

West Somerset Railway Assoc. 10th June 2020

A huge thanks for the support we have received this morning - your generosity has taken us close to the £350 marker - which is brilliant - thank you so much!!!!! Hope you all get to come and visit the railway when it reopens!

John Andrew Bennett 3rd June 2020

Long term supporter of the WSR and steam. Good little loco and its return to traffic will be a useful addition to the home fleet once the line finally re-opens. Best wishes for the future.

Got an idea like this?

Our crowd has raised over £70 million for bright ideas and good causes.