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On 4th March 2019 we successfully raised £13,386 with 119 supporters in 77 days

We want to generate funds to purchase rail track materials for a new build narrow gauge passenger railway.

by RANG Railway @ Crossness in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Buy more rail and ballast.


The RANG team of Crossness Engines Trust, has embarked on the ambitious task of a new build narrow gauge railway.  Spearheading this, Severn-Lamb diesel locomotive BUSY BASIL and a rake of carriages from Bygones Village Museum Railway in arrived at Crossness 2018, previously found resting at a narrow gauge railway in Lancashire.

We are part of the Crossness Team, the volunteers who restored one of the largest rotative beam steam engines in the world, starting 1987, completed and in steam 2003. The Crossness Pumping Station,  the sanitation engineering concept designed in 1860’s by the visionary Sir. Joseph Bazalgette, opened 1865, finally clearing deadly cholera from London. The forerunner of major sewage works to be later adopted throughout England.

The desire for a railway came after the offsite car park was adopted and it was seen as a way to heighten the “Cathedral on the Marsh” visitor experience.

We will be providing transportation and returning to life one of the last remaining four train sets built for the iconic 86 Stoke-on-Trent Festival.

For this the Trust is appealing for £12,500 to purchase rail track material. 

          

The walk from the car park can be a bit of a leg stretch for some visitors. We will build 700 metres of track from the front gate and operate a novel ride to the museum.  Celebrating a first new build narrow gauge railway south of the Thames & inside M25 corridor for 80 years, revives the legacy of the original 1860 contractors railway. Will provide visitor museum transportation and a valuable educational resource developed around an exciting program of Locomotive BUSY BASIL learning activities for both primary & secondary school visits.

TEAM OF TEN HAVE THE DEDICATION & PASSION TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN

Now We Need Rail to build track

BUT ALL THIS IS SUBJECT TO A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING

  Please give generously to support us within the timeframe.

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What your donations will support

£20 - Twelve NG sleeper screws     

£40 - Six pairs of rail joining fishplates + bolts

£60 - One meter of completed rail track (rail/sleepers/fixings)

£80 - Six timber sleepers 

£100 - Hire of ballast compactor.

£250 - One section rail track 400 Kgs. x 11 metre.long.

£400 - One truck load of granite ballast

£1200 - One set of points/turnouts.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

15 of 50 claimed

Free travel for a season

Free journey first ten passengers, on the early train, to the main site on open days throughout the season for a year.

£40 or more

20 of 50 claimed

Footplate ride

One footplate ride with the driver on an open day.

£60 or more

16 of 25 claimed

Free train ride & entrance to the museum

Two free train ride & entrance to the museum on open days during one season.

£80 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Photo souvenir

Authenticated locomotive photograph with driver and donor.

£100 or more

3 of 20 claimed

RANG Railway tee shirt & baseball cap

RANG Railway tee shirt & baseball cap

£250 or more

1 of 10 claimed

A day track laying

Have a stretch, enjoy a fun rewarding day TRACK LAYING with the Team. You'll also get group photo of you & team + a RANG mug

£400 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£400 Reward

Print by a renowned railway artist – Loco BUSY BASIL

£1,200 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Family ticket

Family tickets to visit the museum and take advantage of free train rides for a whole season.

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