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Total raised so far


£149.94 of £1,000 target +£30.06 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

9 years ago

Alan Filley

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

It would be good to seethe thumper in service

9 years ago

Ian Godfrey


Triangle in the correct lower position please

9 years ago


£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Get 1101 back in service - the hardiest 205 built!

10 years ago

Ron Manager

£5.25 + £1.31 Gift Aid

Nice one!

10 years ago

Preserved thumpers ( Chris Cannon)

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck

10 years ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with this worthwhile project!

Simon Potter is raising money for EAST KENT RAILWAY TRUST

East Kent Railway 'Thumper' Restoration Appeal

Event dates: 1st December 2012 – 1st July 2013

My story

The first Class 205 DEMU, number 205001 (original number 1101) arrived at the EKR in early 2005 and ran in passenger service for a short while before being withdrawn in August 2005, due to mechanical difficulties.

Since then, several members of the EKR have dedicated considerable time and resources to restoring the bodywork and interior of the power car. However, we are in desperate need of additional funds to undertake the necessary mechanical repairs and restoration of the trailer car.

205001 was the first unit off the production line back in 1957 and is an important asset to our railway. We would love our members and passengers to be able to enjoy it once more. With your help we intend to start the engine for the first time in 7 years and complete the restoration before the end of the 2013 running season. Each person donating £50 or more will be invited to take part in the inaugural trip from Shepherdswell to Eythorne. Please give us your support!

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Charity number: 1095790

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