The Train from Spain Project


Fundraising Target

£126,000 is needed to restore the loco to steam!

The Preservation Society have secured the purchase of the locomotive, and are in the process of bringing it for full restoration back to running condition. It is estimated that the scheme will cost about £126,000. To help with those costs an appeal has been launched based around the “Train from Spain Appeal” and a website '' has been created to make it easy for supporters to donate to the project.

Appeal packages

The following donations will attract the following rewards for your support:



Monthly for
25 months
via gift aid


Rivet maker £25 £1 Exclusive enamel badge

Fire-bar forger £50 £2 Exclusive printed mug

Tender Filler £125 £5 Exclusive polo shirt or sweatshirt

Cylinder steamer £200 £8 A seat on the official launch train

Smokebox cleaner £500 £20 A cream tea trip for two on the R&ER

Big end mover £1,000 £40 Signed print of loco River Mite and exclusive footplate ride

Main frame steamer £2,500 £100 Signed print of loco River Mite, exclusive footplate ride and life membership of the R&ERPS


A newsletter will be issued to all donors from time to time with updates on progress. The newsletter will also be available on the web site.

In addition to the above rewards all supporters will have the chance to have their names recorded on the projects dedicated list of donors.

Full details of the rewards will be forwarded upon receipt of your first donation.

The Preservation Society has a charitable trust which is a registered charity no. 1067272 and is eligible for the Gift Aid scheme. All donations will therefore attract Tax Repayment at the rate of 28p for every pound donated to the fund. To ensure that the fund benefits from this, could you please return the enclosed Gift Aid form with your donation.


The fund will be administered by the Ravenglass and Eskdale Preservation Society Trust, which is a registered charity (No. 1067272). The Society will be responsible for the management of the restoration scheme.

Thank you for supporting this appeal. We hope to see you enjoying taking a ride on our railway in Ravenglass in the near future. If you wish to donate using the banker's order system please allow 4 weeks for processing.

Please help us to restore this locomotive. Thank you!