A group of experienced National Railway Museum‚Äôs volunteers are looking for your help to raise ¬£25,000 to restore Deltic 55002 to mainline operation. A significant part of the National Collection, Deltic 55002 will enable more people to enjoy and learn about the engine‚Äôs role in railway history.
It ran from 12:48 PM, 10 October 2011 to 9:43 AM, 9 July 2012
Built in the 1960s, Deltics represent the birth of high speed passenger service from London to Scotland. Reaching speeds of 100 mph, Deltics revolutionised rail travel by ending the dominance of steam and significantly reducing journey times. Following its restoration to heritage lines, the engine has received many requests to be used for diesel galas and touring. Mainline operation will provide greater access, allowing more people to enjoy and learn about the engine‚Äôs role in railway history.
In response to this enthusiasm, the Museum and volunteers have launched a new appeal to raise a further ¬£25,000 to restore the engine to mainline operation. All the money raised will go directly to Deltic 55002 and the volunteers will restore the engine. Your contribution will pay for On Train Monitoring Recorder, registration of the engine, Train Protection Warning System and mechanical updates.
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