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Furness Railway Trust & Ribble Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by 3155, Mar 31, 2009.

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    The Furness Railway Trust & Ribble Steam Railway are to enter into detailes discussions about the possibility of locating a new FRT workshop & small museum at RSR in Preston.

    The FRT has a long standing need for its own restoration facilities as it develops its role as a provider of locomotives & rolling stock for the heritage sector.

    Dave Watkins, Chairman of RSR, said "We are more than happy to offer the FRT any help we can, & we are delighted to be working closely with them moving forward. Both parties are now actively engaged in planning a suitable building on our site, to house a suitable workshop & museum for the FRT."

    Tim Owen, FRT Chairman said "We want to achieve a partnership that will be appropriate, & beneficial to both bodies. The RSR offer is undoubtedly attractive, including access to the considerable engineering & lifting facilities already at Preston, & the railway to test newly restored items"

    Dave Watkins & Tim Owen.

    Dave W, GH4 & others

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