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Raffle Tickets - Bogie Rebuild Appeal

After over 25 years in preservation the tyres on both 50031 Hood and 50035 Ark Royal are getting very close to the end of their useful life, and we need to start thinking seriously about their replacement. While the wheelsets are out it is a good time to carry out further overhaul work on the bogies themselves, and as you can imagine this does not come cheap. Each tyre (12 per loco) costs around £900, but that doesn't include the fitting or the bogie overhaul work which will invariably reveal other components (bearings, cannon tubes etc) which require replacement. These add substantially to the cost and could be as much as £50k per loco, 

We cannot stress how vital this appeal is to the future of our fleet. 

In support of our bogie appeal we have therefore launched a raffle, which will be drawn at Kidderminster Station on 6th October, during the SVR Class 50 Gala.


  • 1st Prize - Cast Metal 'Ark Royal' replica nameplate
  • 2nd Prize - Cast Metal 'Exeter' replica naval crest
  • 3rd Prize - Pair of 1st class return tickets on CrossCountry Trains
  • 4th Prize - £50 'The Restaurant Choice' gift card

Tickets cost £2.00 each

When buying online your tickets will be sent out to you by post. There is a flat rate for this of £1 per order, regardless of how many tickets you purchase. 


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