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Cash for Cover Appeal
and Double Donations Dash DDD125

The Bluebell Railway is justifiably renowned for its fantastic collection of vintage carriages. We still have over 20 pre-nationalisation carriages stored in the open - to conserve them for the future it is vital to get them under cover as soon as possible. The Cash for Cover Appeal aims to raise £350,000 to enable us to get a roof over those treasures as soon as possible, to prevent them deteriorating further.
Nicholas Owen's video explains the project in more detail.

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The Cash For Cover Appeal is to raise money to make a substantial start on the Horsted Keynes Carriage Shed Extension, by constructing the shell and roof of the building. The overall project is known as Operation Undercover Phase 4.

The Double Donations Dash DDD125
If we can raise £125,000 by mid-November, our DDD125 Sponsors will match your donation pound for pound. If we can reach that target we can put a roof over half of the new shed. If we can subsequently raise another £100,000 then we will be able to complete the roof and put 20 carriages under cover!

Please Donate Here - your support is vital to this important project.

Matthew Cousin's drawing below shows what the shed should look like if we raise the full target. The long-term aim however is to add sides, doors, etc. Derek Hayward's photos, taken last Sunday, show the start that has been made on the foundations for the building, with work also required on drainage and services for the existing building. This is being funded from earlier fund-raising within the Carriage & Wagon department, and secures the planning permission we obtained for the project 3 years ago.


Proposed shed - with roof only - Matthew Cousins Work on services and foundations in carriage yard - Derek Hayward - 5 October 2014 Work on foundations for carriage shed extension - Derek Hayward - 5 October 2014

Pathfinder tour at Kingscote - Tony Sullivan - 9 October 2014 9 October

847 with ECS appraching Kingscote - Tony Sullivan - 9 Oct 2014 Guy Arab on free bus service to the Bluebell - Nick Talbot - 5 Oct 2014 E4 with Victorian caoches at Leamland - Derek Hayward - 5 Oct 2014

Braunton at West Hoathly - Andrew Crampton - 2 October 2014 4 October

Braunton at Lingfield - Andrew Crampton - 2 Oct 2014 S15 trailing at West Hoathly - Andrew Crampton - 2 Oct 2014 47237 passing Hurst Green Junction - Andrew Crampton - 2 Oct 2014 Braunton at Redhill - Andrew Crampton - 2 Oct 2014

Braunton heads the Bluebell coaches south from Kingscote - Derek Hayward - 2 October 2014 3 October

S15 with special train at Mill Place Cutting - Derek Hayward - 2 Oct 2014 Braunton brings its tour into Kingscote - Tony Sullivan - 2 Oct 2014 323 on Autumn Tints service at Black Hut - Steve Lee - 2 Oct 2014 Railtour leaves the Bluebell at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 2 Oct 2014

Braunton arrives at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 2 October 2014 2 October

Braunton arrives at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 2 Oct 2014 Bluebell pilot-man on board Braunton at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 2 Oct 2014 Bluebell on Autumn Tints service at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 2 Oct 2014

1638 departs from Horsted Keynes - Rick Hewett - 23 September 2014 29 September

5643 on Freshfield Bank - Paul Furlong - 25 Sept 2014 5643 takes water at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 26 Sept 2014 B473 with Victorian train - Steve Lee - 27 Sept 2014

E4 pauses at Horsted Keynes - Richard Farrant - 21 September 2014 22 September

S15 arrives at Horsted Keynes - Brian Lacey - 20 Sept 2014 H-class arrives at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 20 Sept 2014 The two P-classes save the day - Richard Farrant - 21 Sept 2014

5643 running round at Sheffield Park - Brian Lacey - 15 September 2014 17 September

5643 arrives at East Grinstead - Brian Lacey - 15 Sept 2014 Sentinel shunting at Horsted Keynes - Brian Lacey - 15 Sept 2014

The E4 with Victorian set - Steve Lee - 14 September 2014 15 September

Loco line-up on shed - John Sandys - 11 Sept 2014 1818 on its return from structural maintenance - John Sandys - 11 Sept 2014 Preparations for foundation work on new carriage shed - John Sandys - 11 Sept 2014

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5643 departing from Sheffield Park - Brian Lacey - 8 September 2014 10 September
S15 847 at East Grinstead - John Sandys - 9 September 2014


H-class approaches Horsted Keynes with the Victorian train - Richard Salmon - 6 September 2014 8 September

Wagon 30004 in the works - Richard Salmon - 6 Sept 2014 488 and 1520 in Station Road, Hampton - Richard Salmon - 7 Sept 2014 RML 2731 at Hampton - Richard Salmon - 7 Sept 2014

Camelot in works - John Sandys - 1 September 2014 5 September


S15 at Sheffield Park - John Sandys - 1 September 2014 3 September
No.48 shortly after arrival at Sheffield Park - Ian Nolan - 4 February 1962


Tornado at Sharpthorne Tunnel - Andrew Crampton - 3 August 2014 2 September

L.150 passing Northwood Hills - Andrew Crampton - 17 August 2014 Met.1 at Rickmansworth - Andrew Crampton - 17 August 2014 LBSCR 949 in carriage works - Derek Hayward - 23 August 2014

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