Would you like to help with the preservation of 45133? You can do so in two ways
Maintaining and operating a 60 year old diesel locomotive is an expensive business!!! You can help us by making donations (for which you will receive a Donation Certificate) or by becoming a supporting member. A full membership can be bought outright for £400 or by 40 payments of £10 by standing order. As a supporting member, for just £12 a year you will receive a membership card and our quarterly newsletter 'Peak Power', sent as a PDF file by email (the cost is a £20 if you opt to receive the printed newsletter by post). You can find an application form here.
In addition you can support the Society through 'easyfundraising'...
So how does it work?
easyfundrasing is an online shopping directory featuring over 2000 well known retailers including Thomson, Thomas Cook, Expedia, First Choice, Virgin, Argos, M&S, Tesco and so many more. You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but if you sign up to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/class451ps for free and use the links on the easyfundraising site to take you to the retailer, then a percentage of what you spend is donated to us at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU! Simple! See the easyfundraising page on this site for more details.
How much can you raise?
Spend £100 with M&S online and you raise £5 for us. £100 spent with Amazon raises £2.50, £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on. There's over 2,000 retailers on their site and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase.
Save money too!
easyfundraising is FREE to use plus you'll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself.
This is a great way to keep donations coming in for the upkeep of 45133.
Donate via PayPal
Or you can simply donate any amount to the Society by making a payment via PayPal.
Restoration and maintenance is also an ongoing task - there are always jobs to complete!
Regular working parties take place at Swanwick Junction, usually on Sundays. If you would like to help the small but dedicated team of volunteers, please get in touch using the contact form. You will be most welcome. You don't have to have specialist skills, just a willingness to get stuck in and get your hands dirty!
Tasks vary from cleaning and painting to dismantling or reassembling components for repair.
There are also possibilities for volunteers to train as locomotive crews.