This appeal is for the restoration of Steam Locomotive Small Prairie 4561 to run again on the West Somerset Railway.
This Locomotive (owned by the WSRA) is typical of the steam locomotives that would have run in the West Country and beyond between the 1920s and the mid 1960s. It's currently undergoing restoration at the charity's engineering works in Williton.
At the beginning of 2018 the total cost was estimated to be £220,000. At the end of June 2019, we have achieved almost half that in donations and pledges. Therefore the appeal on this page is launched with a target of £120,000. To keep up with progress on the loco please visit our webpage at https://www.wsra.org.uk/restoring4561/