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The only steam railway in the UK where passengers travel in Victorian railway carriages designed in the 1890s

On Track - Funding Update 17th July

The support for our ‘On Track’ appeal has been truly excellent to date!

Currently the total - including Gift Aid – stands at almost £50,000. A superb result so far!

The costs that we have and will continue to incur due to COVID-19 are unknown and we are unlikely to build up our usual funds through the remainder of this season and it isn’t over yet!

Very many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this vital appeal.

Re-opening the railway this coming weekend (18th July) has involved all sorts of additional requirements and subsequent costs including information signs, personal protective equipment (PPE), screens, a disinfectant fogging machine, the issues of social distancing, such as wider separation on the train as well as in the refreshment areas. And of course we will not be able to carry as many passengers as would normally be the case.

All of this – and more – is adding to the costs that have to be covered and the income generated will be less than peak season would be expected to provide.  This means that the L&BR will be short of vital funds to carry on through next winter.

Depleted reserves are bad news! ‘On Track’ is intended to cover as much of these costs as possible.

If you have already contributed to ‘On Track’, many thanks.

If not please do so if you can. Donations can be made via the website HERE or direct to account No.44288568 sort code 30-90-49 quoting reference OT.

Cheques are also welcome; please send to Jon Pain, 26 Oaklands, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3HW make your cheques payable to ‘The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust’

You can also contribute by texting ONTRACK10 to 70460 to donate £10.00

Thanks for your wonderful support - we all look forward to being on the railway once again and as soon as possible!

Peter Miles Chairman L&BR Trust

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