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500 days @ 500 per day
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A restoration race between NG15s №134 in Wales and №136 at the Sandstone Estate

For those readers of this website who are are members of Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri and who were at the Society's AGM in September you will be aware that Wilf Mole of the Sandstone Estates railway in South Africa is embarking upon the restoration of NG15 №136. The thought came that it would be interesting to see who could finish their NG15 and get it into service first. Wilf put a stake in the ground with a target completion date of 24th Jan 2012 for №136.

Our discussion then took on the form of how do we compete with that. Whilst we now have a dedicated band of volunteers working on the Loco (and more are always welcome) the restriction to progress is funding. Some quick sums came up with the fact  that we have around 500 days in which to raise the 250,000 needed to complete the restoration. That equates to 500 that would needed each day between the AGM and the 24th Jan 2012 to meet that date. 

We now need everyones help to achieve that funding target to see if you can help win the race by donating to the fund.

There are numerous ways to help, and one of those is the already available sponsorship scheme as detailed in the links above. Here you can sponsor all the components etc that are needed to complete the Loco. The second way is a direct donation towards sponsoring a day's work, or part thereof on the Loco.

Donate towards a day, or part of a day's work on  №134

Donating is easy with the online facilities available through the Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri shop website. To go there click on the button below:


No.136 at the Sandstone Estates

№136 waiting for work to start on it at the Sandstone Estates in South Africa. 
Photo: Peter Randall,

A few more photographs of №136 in service and in transit  back to South Africa are available in the Gallery.

In summary work is progressing well on №134 in Wales, however, we'd like much more help both physically and financially.

All content webmaster or as indicated - This page updated 27th October 2010 by Laurence Armstrong