Middleton Railway wants you to buy a brick!

Can you help Middleton Railway raise £40,000 as part of their appeal to help preserve part of South Leeds’ industrial heritage?

Photo courtesy of Middleton Railway Trust
Photo courtesy of Middleton Railway Trust

The volunteers at the historic railway are aiming to build a ‘Running Shed’, which will enable them to provide secure, undercover storage for two operational locomotives.

And they’re asking South Leeds Life readers to buy a brick for as little as £2.50 to help them reach their total.

The shed will better preserve their train collection and ensure it lasts for many more years. It will also allow them to prepare steam and diesel engines indoors and carry out light maintenance work under cover.

The building work is due to start next year, subject to planning permission, but design and preparatory work is already under way.

The volunteers need to raise £40,000 to build the running shed, and you can help by buying a brick at £2.50 each. Or for £30, you can have a name engraved on a brick which will be used in the construction of the running shed.

To help, complete the donation form which can be accessed by clicking here and return it to; The Station, Moor Road, Hunslet, Leeds, LS10 2JQ.

More details over at Buy A Brick Appeal.

Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest continuously working public railway. It was founded in 1758 and is now a heritage railway run by volunteers from The Middleton Railway Trust Ltd since 1960.

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