41241 – Ivatt Appeal Update

Regular Website readers will already know that our Ivatt class 2 tank locomotive 41241 is currently out of service whilst undergoing a major overhaul. The railway is however anxious to have the locomotive ready for service again by early 2018, in order that it might be available to head our Anniversary Special train later that year, marking fifty years since it performed a similar task at the head of the preserved line’s reopening train.

We launched our 50th Anniversary Return to Steam appeal for the lvatt 41241 tank locomotive just over a year ago and since then we have made significant progress towards raising the overall £200,000 sum which we need to see the locomotive returned to steam by June 20l8 in time to then haul our special anniversary train.

After the success of our first 2 appeals – Sponsor-a-boiler-tube Appeal and Sponsorship Packages we are now launching our third stage of the Appeal – Sponsor a Firebox Stay. To see how you can help raise the funds to get 41241 over the line, Read More >>>>

Ivatt Appeal Casualwear

Regular readers will already know that our Ivatt class 2 tank locomotive 41241 is currently out of service whilst undergoing a major overhaul. The railway is however anxious to have the locomotive ready for service again by early 2018 in order that it might be available to head our Anniversary Special train later that year marking fifty years since it performed a similar task at the head of the preserved line’s reopening train.

The Sponsor-a-boiler-tube Appeal and the Sponsorship Packages have been very successful and have raised over £60,000 towards restoring Ivatt 2-6-2T 41241 back into traffic in time for the 2018 celebrations of 50 years since the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway re-opened in the preservation era.

However we still have some way to go and we are delighted to introduce a range of casualwear in support of the appeal.

To find out more and place your order for a T-Shirt, Polo Shirt or Hoody go to the Ivatt Appeal page of the website.

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Ivatt 41241 Sponsorship Packages

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After the success of the Boiler Tube Appeal which is now 90% subscribed but is till open for anyone wishing to specifically donate for this aspect of the restoration, we have now launched the second phase of the fund raising for Return to Steam appeal for the Ivatt tank locomotive, 41241..

You can become an Official Ivatt Appeal Supporter from JUST £5 A MONTH, and receive a special Package of supporter benefits …

Following the launch of our 50th Anniversary Return to Steam appeal for the Ivatt 41241 tank locomotive with Sponsor-a-Tube, we are now offering supporters another opportunity to join the campaign and this time to receive an attractive range of benefits, many of which are unique to this appeal.

There are three supporter packages available (bronze, silver, and gold) and all can be subscribed to with either a single upfront payment or by modest regular monthly payments by standing order from your bank account.

Follow the link to visit the KWVR website for full details of how you can help!

Ivatt Boiler Tube Appeal Update

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Are you looking to sponsor one of 41241’s boiler tubes. Then don’t delay as they are selling fast. As of today, Sunday 26th July, 101 small and 8 large have been generously sponsored which leaves just 61 and 4 respectively to be sponsored.

If you want to help this worthwhile restoration, follow the link to visit the Appeal page on the website for full details of how you can help!

Ivatt Boiler Tube Appeal Update

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For the KWVR, 2018 will be a year to celebrate. It marks a significant milestone the 50th year since the railway reopened to passenger operations as a preserved line.

To make 2018 a ‘double celebration’ year, the Ivatt tank, once a common site on our branch line in BR days, will again be back in steam. 41241 was one of the locomotives that pulled the KWVR line Re-opening Special back in 1968 and will take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations. Putting the Ivatt back into steam however comes at a cost, £200,000 and with a 2018 deadline this adds significant time pressure. The clock is ticking, work is already well underway and the bills are starting to come in.

41241 needs you!

Just two weeks ago the railway launched the first stage of a fundraising programme for 41241 – ‘Sponsor a Boiler Tube Appeal’ – to our membership. This appeal has had a great response from our membership and has raised £9,750 in sponsorship and donations, with Gift Aid worth adding an additional £1,500.

We have more than 54% of the boiler tubes now allocated to sponsor’s and there are only 5 of the large boiler tubes available.

This appeal is open to all who wish to see 41241 back in steam in her natural environment.

Follow the link to visit the 41241 Ivatt – Appeal for more details and to download the Ivatt Appeal sponsorship . But do not delay if you wish to be one of the Ivatt’s boiler tube sponsors. Complete the sponsorship form and send it with your donation cheque as soon as possible.

Best wishes from the 41241 Ivatt Appeal team.

Ivatt 41241 Boiler Tube Appeal

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We are launching our 50th Anniversary Return to Steam appeal for the Ivatt tank locomotive, 41241, with an opportunity for you to sponsor individual replacement tubes in the engine’s boiler. This will be the first of many activities we are planning to raise the total funding required to get the Ivatt tank engine back into steam in time for the big anniversary celebrations in June 2018.

The boiler is at the heart of the process of converting heat from the burning of coal, into the steam pressure which drives the pistons and wheels of the locomotive.

We are now starting the work to replace each of the 12 large and 162 small steel tubes that run through the length of the boiler, carrying the hot air from the firebox and out to the chimney, but we urgently need funds to progress with this stage of the work.

Follow the link to visit the KWVR website for full details of how you can help!