You may have seen it already around the site, but news like this needs repeating more than once!
Thanks to all of your kind donations we have now raised a massive £140,000 towards the appeal. This is a fantastic milestone in our aim to return “Vera” to traffic. But the good news doesn’t stop there.
The loco has recently been inspected and things aren’t as bad as rumours suggested. We are please to announce that the target has been dropped and it is now the aim to raise £500,000!!
The boiler inspector is due to arrive in August for an NDT test to the boiler. By doing this he will be able to give absolute measurements of the boiler thickness and more which gives us a better idea of what work is required.