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11th October 2014
There is exciting news for the Y14:2014 Appeal, the total of which has soared after a very successful launch to the 'Big Push' to close the funding gap for the locomotive overhaul.
The 'Big Push' for the appeal was launched on our fifth Annual Members' Day on the 4th October. The intention of the campaign is to close the funding gap for our appeal to restore our 102 year old J15 locomotive, which is being restored into the guise of a Great Eastern Railway 'Y14' type, as she was originally built in 1912.
In less than one week, the appeal total has shot up from £75,000 to £87,000. This boost in funding has already had a massive impact, enabling us to continue at a great pace with the overhaul of the locomotive. Thank you to all who have so far answered the call.
We need to raise a remaining £13,000 to finish the appeal to ensure that the overhaul can be completed. Please, please donate as soon as possible to enable us to complete this momentous fast-track overhaul. We are confident that with the gap closed we will have the engine returned to the North Norfolk Railway before the year closes.
A full photographic round up of progress to date can be viewed by clicking the thumbnail, left.
How to donate to the appeal today:
- Download and send off a donation form to make either a single donation or set up a monthly standing order.
- Visit our Online Shop to make a one-off single donation. (Please note a £1 P&P charge will be added, which we cannot remove.)
- Join the Loco Club and select the J15/Y14 on your application.
Thank you for your support.
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9th October 2014
We are proud to announce that our 2014 Members' Day was a massive success, not least for the Y14: 2014 Appeal which has now reached £87,000.
We cannot thank our members and supporters enough for answering our call for a 'big push' towards finishing off the appeal target of £100,000. In just under a week, we have taken the appeal total from £75,000 to £87,000.
Members' Day was well patronised by our members and our Members' Day special formed of vehicles from the Vintage set was very popular. There was good patronage on Driver for a Fiver at Sheringham and the Muddle and Go Nowhere Real Ale Bar car did sterling service keeping our members and NNR shareholders refreshed.
Other attractions included the transport of our newly restored M&GN Norwich City Railway Station Horse Dray, from Weybourne (where the restoration was undertaken) to Holt, behind a fine shire horse. The dray is now on display at Holt station, standing on the former Cambridge Weighbridge.
A video review of the day can also be found via Peter Boggis's Youtube page, here.