South Devon Railway Foundation Fund

Preserving our past for the future.

Since the South Devon Railway was formed in 1991, a tremendous amount has been achieved.

However, maintaining a railway with infrastructure and equipment that is already well over 50 years old is an expensive job. Spare parts are no longer easy to come by or available ‘off the shelf’. Often we need to manufacture them ourselves. Keeping everything in tip top condition requires constant investment!

The SDR Foundation Fund is an initiative for the ongoing benefit of the South Devon Railway. We are asking you to join us and, in so doing, help secure the future of the railway by providing financial support.

This support will ensure vital improvements and developments can made across the whole of our line. Your ongoing contributions will go directly into the SDR Foundation Fund. This dedicated fund will be used exclusively to support maintenance and improvements on infrastructure and rolling stock including, but not limited to:

• The permanent way – track, sleepers, ballast, points, etc.

• Rolling stock – carriages, wagons and locomotives.

• Signal and Telegraph – signals, cabling, point rodding, telephones,

batteries, signal boxes, etc.

• Platforms, bridges, culverts, crossings, footbridges and fences.

• Covered accommodation for rolling stock and workshops. 

Click here for more information and how you can help us. 

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You can make a one off donation to the Foundation Fund via Paypal Giving Fund by clicking here, thank you.

You can also make a one off donation of £10 to the Foundation Fund by SMS from your mobile phone, just text SDRT01 £10 to 70070.