WSR Locomotive Restoration - Small Prairie 4561

for West Somerset Railway Association

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid = £31.25
Donated to WSR Locomotive Restoration - Small Prairie 4561’s £120000.00 Goal

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

All funds raised will be passed to West Somerset Railway Association 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 If funds are being raised for a specific purpose and, for whatever reason, this purpose is no longer valid, the funds will be transferred to the charity for general use.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 West Somerset Railway Association is a membership charity supporting the heritage of the West Somerset Railway - a 22 mile long Heritage Railway located in the Heart of the Somerset Countryside.

Please Join us, Support us and Donate to us to help keep this historic railway running into the future.

Our objects are "To promote education in the heritage of the railway from Taunton to Minehead by restoring, preserving and displaying railway locomotives, carriages, wagons and other artefacts (including documents, drawings, photographs, recordings an films) of historical interest and the buildings connected therewith."

Registered charity (no. 1041901).

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