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Cost of repairs on vandalised heritage coaches run into thousands of pounds

Volunteers are fighting to raise ten thousand pounds to cover damage done to two historic railway carriages by vandals.

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The coaches date back to the 1920s and 30s - and one of them was even pulled by the famous Flying Scotsman.

Repairs are now underway at the Severn Valley Railway station in Kidderminster to restore them to how they were before they were sprayed with paint over the Christmas period.

  • Watch Melissa Wright's report below.

One of the coaches is a wooden carriage from 1922 which was once pulled by the Flying Scotsman. The other is a metal plated coach dating back to 1938.

Now volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway station in Kidderminster face days of work at a cost of thousands of pounds to remove the graffiti and get them back to normal.