The Train from Spain Appeal
  • Donate

    Donate online using paypal, set up a regular donation or find the address for postal donations. Consider adding gift aid with our gift aid declaration.
  • Name the Train from Spain

    Help us decide what to call our locomotive. Should it be Trainy McTrainface, or something more sensible? Are there any Rivers in West Cumbria that we haven't used yet?
  • Sponsor a part

    We need plenty of new parts to get the Train from Spain operational. Sponsor a component to help get the locomotive back in service. There are a range of items including safety valves, firebars, the lubricator and brake valve.
  • Fundraising

    We have a target of £126,000 to fund the project. Find out about our fundraising activities, sponsorship and ways you could contribute.
  • About

    The Train from Spain appeal is about a new steam locomotive for the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. The locomotive is being brought from Spain, where it has had a chequered history from its build in 1929. Works are needed to bring the locomotive into working order.

Latest news

  • Auction 9 July 2016

    Auction of Ratty Memorabilia in aid of the Train from Spain appeal being held after the R&ERPS AGM on the night of Saturday 9th July at Dalegarth station. For those unable to attend, postal bids will be accepted – details in Album comments. More lots to be added before event. Postal bids For those unable to attend the AGM social evening, postal bids are invited for all lots. Postal bids should state your maximum bid, the lot number and description of item for which the bid applies, your name, address and contact telephone number. Bids should be posted to TfS Auction, 17 Woodlands, Great Corby, Carlisle, CA4 8LX to arrive no later than Wednesday 6th July 2016. Bids will be included on the night during the relevant lot number and will win if no higher bid is received in the room. Winners will contacted on Sunday 10th July 2016 and must arrange collection of items from Ravenglass on a mutually convenient date when payment must also be made. AUCTION LOTS Click to enlarge images.

  • Naming competition – online form

    Would you like to help to decide an instrumental part of the locomotive’s future? The questions everyone is asking are “What will it be called?” and “What colour will it be?” – and we want your help to choose! For a small £4 donation you are invited to suggest a name and colour scheme for the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society’s latest addition, 4-6-2 steam locomotive No.8457 (the Train From Spain!). Will its name be a local choice, or something reflecting its German build or its career in Spain? We have launched our online form here: