Trust and K&ESR Signal Start of £150,000 Fundraising Effort for Terrier 150
- Published: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 15:26
Terrier 150– a £150,000 programme being compiled jointly by The Terrier Trust and K&ESR to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Terrier Class and tell the story of the diminutive yet versatile locomotives has been previewed to Terrier Trust Members and K&ESR staff & volunteers.
The decade-long programme of activities will see Terriers No. 3 “Bodiam” and 2678 overhauled and returned to service. The plucky pair are the oldest in the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s fleet and representatives of a type that has been synonymous with the line for over a century. They are owned by The Terrier Trust CIO* and cared for by the K&ESR.
Ahead of Terrier 150 being publicly announced next month, Terrier Trust Chairman, Tom White, presented K&ESR Chairman, Simon Marsh, with a cheque for £15,000 as fundraising efforts were outlined at the K&ESR’s annual staff and volunteers meeting on Saturday 16 March. The K&ESR has contributed a similar sum to Terrier 150 to enable work to start in earnest ahead of the public launch of the appeal.
* Ownership of No. 3 Bodiam is split, with The Terrier Trust CIO owning 75% and the K&ESR 25%. 2678 is wholly-owned by TTT