Kidderminster TMD and Charitable Trust appeal

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November 4th 2017

Two images added showing great strides forward.

The first shows completion of the TMD track work. Thanks to the SVR Permanent Way team. Photo by Roland Bull

The second shows 50007 becoming the first loco on the jacks at Kidderminster TMD. A proud day for all involved with this facility

N.B. The SVR's Diesel Groups have teamed up with the Charitable Trust to raise funds to improve facilities for their many enthusiastic volunteers. Donations to the campaign can be made through the SVR Charitable Trust. They will be ring fenced for diesel projects only, and the Trust will usually be able to claim a further 25% Gift Aid for taxpayers at no extra cost to the donor. Please download a Diesel leaflet and donation form.

September 29th 2017

Work continues on connecting the Bewdley end of No 1 road of the TMD at Kidderminster. This will increase operational flexibility considerably.

Phot by Bob Dunn added

September 7th 2017

There is no access to No. 2 road for a few weeks as the TMD trackwork remodelling takes place, this should then give access and stabling outside all shed roads in the South yard.

Particularly gratifying is that the jacks are now in place. These have been commissioned and staff training has taken place.

M Robinson and J Dunster

July 7th 2017

The amount raised so far through the appeal in the name of the Charitable Trust, including Gift Aid, is £6.430.

June 15th 2017

Phil Swallow has posted an image of the four new 35t Mechan jacks for the Diesel Depot. 

Please add your contribution to the Diesel Appeal by downloading a Diesel Donation Form.

February 21st 2017 

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Diesel Appeal, which we launched last year with the Charitable Trust. Every pound counts, as there are further improvements we want to make to our award-winning Depot at Kidderminster. We have a great fundraising opportunity coming up soon, with the Spring Diesel Gala on May 18-20th, followed by the Mixed Traction Day on May 21st.

This year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first ever SVR Diesel Gala, held in May 1987, and we are really pushing out the boat with up to 20 visiting locos operating alongside the home fleet. The Charitable Trust will be collecting donations throughout the event, and can claim Gift Aid on our behalf to boost each £1 given by an extra 25p.

We will be opening up the Depot to the public on May 20th and 21st, when visitors will be able to see some of recent improvements we have made. These include the installation of a compressed air system to enable the use of pneumatic tools in all areas of the depot, and a brand new set of four 35-ton locomotive lifting jacks. These will allow the lifting of all types of locomotive (heritage and modern), and potentially other vehicle types as well.

The Diesel Depot won the Heritage Railway Association’s Modern Traction award for 2016, and it was a pleasure to receive this award at a presentation last Saturday.

Please add your contribution to the Diesel Appeal by downloading a Diesel Donation Form.

Many thanks,

Jonathan Dunster Chairman of the Diesel Groups

November 16th 2016

The SVR's Diesel Groups have teamed up with the Charitable Trust to launch a fundraising campaign. Following the completion and official opening of the Railway's state-of-the-art Diesel Depot this summer, and the success of a bucket collection which raised more than £2,000 during the Diesel Gala, the Diesel Groups are determined to do even more to improve facilities for their many enthusiastic volunteers.

 

Chairman of the SVR Diesel Committee Jonathan Dunster says: 

 

"We are delighted with the new facilities in the Depot itself. Being undercover and using the overhead crane and the inspection pits has transformed the way we work with our fleet of locomotives. However, our ambitions don't stop there. We need a purpose-built workshop for restoring and maintaining the component parts of our engines, and we want to provide our hardworking volunteers with suitable toilet and washing facilities in a new amenity block, which would also include overnight accommodation."

 

Donations to the campaign can be made through the SVR Charitable Trust. They will be ring fenced for diesel projects only, and the Trust will usually be able to claim a further 25% Gift Aid for taxpayers at no extra cost to the donor.

 

Please download a Diesel leaflet and donation form.

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