The Society benefits enormously from donations and legacies, large or small. They have enabled it to make a real contribution to developing and improving the railway over the years. Many members add a donation to their annual subscription too.
Donations can be made to general funds which are used on Society activities as the need. In addition the society sponsors specific projects for which donations are particularly welcome. Currently we are supporting two major projects:
1. A second observation carriage for the WHR
The current special appeal is for the Society's Observation Carriage Fund. The Society has committed to funding the building of another observation carriage to improve the passenger experience on the WHR trains.THe current observation carriage, Glaslyn has been a sensational success with seats in the carriage often being highly sought after. A second carriage based on this design would enable us to offer the same experience on both the main WHR sets which operate during the summer. We need to raise £170,000; we are part way there but we need to hit the target soon so that construction can commence. Any contribution will be gratefully received and appropriately acknowledged. Many thanks!
2. Restoration of the NG15 locomotive
Cymdeithas Rheilffordd Eryri is managing the restoration of NG15 Class locomotive №134 back into working order for use on the Welsh Highland Railway. This class of locomotive was built for use on the 2 foot gauge railways in South Africa where they spent all their working life. Upon the dieselisation and then subsequently closure of most of the 2ft lines in South Africa a number of the class were exported for use elsewhere, mainly for use on preserved or tourist railways. Six of the class eventually ended up in the UK with two coming into the possession of the Ffestiniog Railway. No. 134 has been selected initially for restoration - it will provide an interesting and valuable alternative to the Garratt locomotives we currently operate. The restoration programme is well under way and is chronicled on the NG15 website. further funds are still needed to complete the task.
To make a donation
1. By Internet Banking:
Bank account details for Internet Banking:
Account: Welsh Highland Railway Society Ltd Branch: Barclays Bank plc, Bangor Business Centre, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1ZF
Sort Code: 20-35-47
Account No: 60997145
Please send us message as well to let us know about your donation and what you would like us to do with it - see the message form
2. PayPal (or credit card)
Simply use the PayPal button below
PayPal will give you the option to indicate if the donation is for a specific purpose.
It is also possible to make a monthly recurring donation which would be much appreciated.
3. Send a cheque to the membership secretary:
Make the cheque payable to Welsh Highland Railway Society, and post it to:
WHRS Membership Secretary
HP16 9PF, UK.
Include a note of your name and addrss and what you would like the donation used for.
If you would like to include a legacy to the Society in your will, please contact the membership secretary at the address above.