Be part of an exclusive club and aid the overall restoration of 21c11 / 35011 General Steam Navigation by becoming a Trailing Truck Transformer.
The Trailing Truck currently with 21c11 / 35011 is unique in preservation as being one of the later fabricated type that replaced her original cast type in 1955. All other preserved Merchant Navy locomotives have the cast type.
The Trailing Truck was removed from the frames at the same time as the successful boiler lift on 2nd October 2020. The aim of the Fund Club is to raise £15,000 to enable the GSNLRS to proceed with the full refurbishment, overhaul and certification of the Trailing Truck by specialist contractors North Norfolk Railway Engineering.
We are offering a maximum of 30 members to purchase a 'Lot' for £500. Members are welcome to purchase as many 'Lots' as you wish up to the maximum target amount.
Members of the Trailing Truck Transformer Fund Club have received their first exclusive newsletter with an update on the progress of the restoration of the Trailing Truck as at the beginning of November 2021.
Lots can be purchased as a single payment of £500 per lot or by five monthly payments of £100 each lot.
Members of the Fund Group would receive a number of benefits including:
This dedicated page for the Trailing Truck Transformers Fund Group will be updated the members Roll of Honour and also providing updates on the progress of the restoration of the Trailing Truck itself.
Currently we are pleased to advise that twenty of the thirty 'Lots' are now spoken for, but we still need new members to join and be a part of the 'Trailing Truck Transformers'
Due to the initial response of members joining the Trailing Truck Transformers Fund Club we have, on 03/08/21, been able to award the refurbishment contract to North Norfolk Railway Engineering. New members however are still required to enable to complete the work, see how to join below.
We are grateful to the folllowing honoured members, with at least one 'Lot' each, of the exclusive Trailing Truck Transformers Fund Group to date:
Alex Clements, Simon Shutt, Graham Muspratt, Nick Spratley, Ian Comley, Robert Vincent, Dave Snellgrove, Andrew Bryne, Christopher Newman, Robin Pearn, David Racher, Robert Cherry, Alan Dixon, David Pleasants, Alex Leadbeater and an anonymous member.
Download, print and complete the application form here and send with a cheque for £500 per lot payable to: "General Steam Navigation CIC" and post to GSNLRS, 2 Bunch Cottage, Woodway, Loosley Row, Princes Risborough. HP27 0NW
By Online Banking
By Standing Order
To make a making a single payment of £500 or five monthly payments by standing order please download, print and complete the application form here and send to: GSNLRS, 2 Bunch Cottage, Woodway, Loosley Row, Princes Risborough. HP27 0NW
See also our Funding the Frames appeal here.