During the winter of 2014, five of our dedicated and hard working volunteers spent £5000 and four months of their own time restoring our historic 1940’s LMS brakevan to operational condition.
On the night of the 6th April 2016, our beloved brakevan was subjected to an arson attack. Although the flames were eventually extinguished, it was too late and the damage had already been done.
Upon posting this devastating news to our social media, we received an overwhelming amount of support from the community. We were truly amazed and grateful for the response.
As well as moral support, a large number of the community were also offering monetary donations towards the costs of rebuilding this historic vehicle. In light of this, we have setup the “Rebuild The Brechin Brakevan” appeal to help raises funds to contribute towards the cost of the restoration.
We estimate that the overall cost of the rebuild could be as much as £20,000. However, our fund raising goal for this appeal has been set at £5000 to help cover some of the additional costs. Donations can be given to a member of staff at one of our stations.