This news item follows on from John Oram’s post http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/246
On Sunday, 24th February 2013, we held a meeting with the IoW Steam Railway, in the conference coach at the Hayling Seaside Railway.
The IoW Steam Railway management have agreed to the loan of a Terrier Tank locomotive, subject to the shipping costs being paid for by HB50.
This meeting was to discuss our plans and the requirements to ensure the security of the locomotive whilst on Hayling Island.
Jim Loe (Director & Commercial Manager) will produce a “Document of Understanding” which will set out the agreement based on our discussions.
A very useful and interesting meeting.
Left to right
Tony French (IoW Steam Railway Driver), Bob Huxtable IoW Steam Railway Engineering Manager), Ann Griffiths (HB50), Tony Higham (HB50), Ian Edwards (HB50 & Seaside Railway) and Jim Loe (IoW Steam Railway Director & Commercial Manager)
Update 30 March 2013
The Document of understanding has now been signed and wil be used to determine the objectives to be achieved to make this visit happen, bringing a Terrier ‘home’ again for the anniversary weekend.
Some of you will have seen this event described in the March edition of the magazine ‘Steam Railway’. This describes what we want to achieve. I shall ask permission to reproduce the article here so those that have nor seen it, may do so.
03 April 2013 – Article now added – see http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/383
One of the first steps is to agree with Havant Borough Council, where the locomotive can be placed. A meeting is to be held next month to discuss this.
Fund raising is to be launched in April.
Many other tasks shall be worked on in parralel.
01 May 2013 – Article now added – see http://www.haylingbilly50.co.uk/node/397
Fund raising has now started to bring the Terrier home for the anniversary weekend in November. Please donate by sending a cheque, made out to ‘Hayling’s Best’ and sent to Hayling Billy 50, 182 The Dale, Widley, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 5JB. This is a unique opportunity and very fitting to commemorate the 50th anniversay of closure.
We have had a meeting with Havant Borough Council and the location we have shortlisted (subject to final approval) is on the seafront at Eastoke.
5 September 2013 UPDATE – We regret that we were unable to secure sufficient funds to bring the locomotive to Hayling Island. I shall be contacting the contributors to return their donations.