Birkhill Signal Box

for Scottish Railway Preservation Society

£1135.30 + £283.82 Gift Aid = £1419.13
Donated to Birkhill Signal Box’s £60000.00 Goal

Birkhill is a little station in the countryside, evoking the atmosphere of a typical Caledonian Railway crossing place on a single track branch line.  But there is an essential element missing at the moment - a signal box.

Some signal posts have been erected at either end of the station, but the signal box is vital to house the lever frame and instruments which make it all work and to allow two trains to pass each other. 

This appeal is aimed at raising the necessary funds to build a brick and timber re-construction of a typical Caledonian Railway Northern division signal box. A foundation was put in many years ago and this will be used as planned. The artist’s impression gives a good idea of how the signal box, based on the design of Inchture, will look in its location at Birkhill.

The project will cost an estimated £60,000. Please support this project and help to get Birkhill functioning as originally intended. 

In the event of insufficient funds being raised to make the projects financially viable or the Society being otherwise unable to go ahead and complete the projects, your donation will be put to a project most closely resembling the one(s) you have chosen.

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All funds raised will be passed to Scottish Railway Preservation Society irrespective of whether our appeal target is reached, not reached or exceeded. If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.

The charity

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society operates both the Museum of Scottish Railways and the 5 mile heritage Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.  The Museum collection of railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other artefacts is recognised by Museum Galleries Scotland to be of national significance.

The SRPS has over 400 active volunteers, who in addition to running the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway and the Museum of Scottish Railways are undertaking a number of ambitious projects including the restoration of several steam locomotive and heritage carriages.

Please support the SRPS and its projects by making a donation to the fundraising page for the General Fund or to one of the specific project appeals. Scroll down, select your chosen appeal and click on the "Donate now" button.

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