Great Central Railway gets cash boost for £1m bridge bid

A bid to raise £1million to build a new bridge for the Great Central Railway is a third of the way to their total after a £25,000 cash boost.

Great Central Railway bosses 'grateful' for donation

Bosses at the Great Central Railway have said they are "deeply grateful" for a £25,000 donation towards a £1million plan to build a new bridge in Loughborough.

The money was donated by the 9F Locomotive Charitable Trust in memory of trustee Peter Lang, who was also a regular volunteer.

He died earlier this year, shortly before the deal to build the new bridge over the Midlane Mainline at Loughborough was announced.

The money brings the total raised to £333,000 - exactly a third of the total needed.

Bill Ford, from the Great Central Railway, thanked the trust for the donation.

We are deeply grateful for every donation we receive, but we were particularly humbled by the donation made in memory of Peter.

He is missed by many.

On behalf of everyone from the northern and southern section of the railway we would like to record our deepest gratitute.

The appeal total has jumped upwards giving us exactly a third of a million pounds, meaning we can go into 2014 with renewed confidence.

– Bill Ford, Great Central Railway

Cash boost for £1m Great Central Railway bridge plans

A bid to raise £1million to build a new bridge for the Great Central Railway is a third of the way to their total after a cash boost.

The Great Central Railway
The Great Central Railway Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

A gift of £25,000 donated in memory of a former volunteer has bumped up the total raised to £333,000.

The money is needed to build a bridge across the Midland Mainline at Loughborough.

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