An auction will be held as part of the celebratory launch weekend for Whillan Beck, in order to raise funds for the project. A special double-headed steam train departs Ravenglass at 1800hrs and departs Dalegarth at c2100hrs, after completion of the auction. Travel on the train and attendance at the auction is free, but must be booked in advance using the online form on the Railway Company website.
The auction lots are shown here: Description of auction lots. The lots include one of only four cast Whillan Beck nameplates, the River Mite 40th anniversary headboard, River Esk's old tender, plus other items of Rattyana.
For those unable to attend on the night, email and postal bids are being accepted in advance. A single maximum bid per lot clearly stating the lot number, lot description, and the name & address (email or postal) of the bidder should be:
Closing date for receipt of sealed bids is Wednesday 2nd May 2018. Any bids received after this date will not be included. Winning bidders will be notified within 7 days of the auction. Lots won must be collected from Ravenglass by the winning bidder but can be stored securely until a mutually convenient time.