We now just have a matter of a few months work by a dedicated
team of enthusiasts before ex LMS Class 5, No.5025 steams again….
With your help this will happen during 2019.
We are in the final stages of the restoration with a rolling engine
chassis awaiting the boiler from Riley & Sons Ltd. A new tender tank
has recently been fitted to the rebuilt underframe.
However, even allowing for regular donations from supporters we
envisage another £10,000 will have to be raised by other means to
meet the cost of transport, crane hire, copper pipework and boiler
Please help us to finish the rebuild by supporting our Final Push
appeal and together we can look forward to seeing Britain’s oldest
Black 5 in operation once again on the Strathspey Railway.
Donations to the WEC Watkinson Trust will be welcomed by our treasurer:
W.A.D. Macphail CA,
80 Bruceland Road,
Alternatively you can now donate online by clicking the Paypal Button
Keep up to date with progress on the Final Push by visiting the 5025 blog - The WEC Watkinson Trust