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What We Fund

The Dean Forest Railway Society provides funding for various development projects on the Dean Forest Railway, as well as purchasing items itself to help with every day operations. A list of what we have funded in recent years is shown below!


- Stone blower for the Permanent Way department

- Materials for Parkend Permanent Way works (proceeds from the Santa Special draw 2017)

- Skid steer coal loader 

- Funds provided for a consultancy project related to Travellers Rest. Read more...

- Chainsaw training course for 2 members of the Lineside department

- Generator for buffet car no. 1803

- Mark 1 Accommodation Coach purchased, with a view to replacing GWR Collett Third no. 5863. Read more...

- Mark 2a TSO coach no. W5341 purchased.

- Mark 2 TSO coach no. M5175 purchased.

- Materials for Parkend 7-plank wagon restoration


- Parkend bridge repairs

- D9521 bufferbeam repairs 

- C&W funds for ongoing restoration of Mark 1 TSO 4862

- Funds for Parkend Waiting Room.

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