You had a good day in good weather - well done.
Fantastic news – our Chairman, James Packman, has completed negotiations with the GWR Preservation Group in Southall to have the William Murdoch, a Peckett shunter built in 1949, join us at the Railway as soon as transport can be arranged.
This is “imminent” – in August.
Details are on our new mobile friendly web site - http://www.helstonrailway.org/steam-comes-to-helston/
Where you can also make a donation to help fund her transport costs.
You can also see a video of William Murdoch running at Southall – follow this link - William Murdoch Video
The arrival of steam at HRPS will be transformational and we are hoping for a jump in membership – and so please forward this email to your friends and family in the hope that they will sign-up as a new member.
ALSO IN THE NEWS
- We continue to make good progress with our project to reconstruct the platform at Truthall Halt. Follow this link for an update - http://www.helstonrailway.org/project-news/
- The Railway is also being visited by the Chairman of Network Rail, Sir Peter Hendry, at the end of the month for a ceremony “Cutting of the First Turf” for Truthall Halt – details are posted on the new web site - Chairman of Network Rail Visit
By the way - you can contribute directly to the blog pages on our fundraising web site www.helstonrailway.org. This is how Terry loaded the video of William Murdoch.
If you would like to make a posting directly to the site, please let me know and I will send you the link.
Helston Railway Preservation
Phone – 07917 416 766
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After withdrawal it was used at Newton Abbot where it was used to power machinery in the workshops there. In 1927, no longer required for this purpose, it was displayed on the platform at the station opposite the workshops. It is now resident in the Museum of the South Devon Railway Trust at Buckfastleigh. Reference Wilkipedia