2 Pints for the Twins


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Two Pints for The Twins - Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Michael Prince

Challenge completed!  10 hours 40 minutes !                 https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/MPrinceWalk2018

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Our Treasurer Michael Prince completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in April. I'm looking to you to help raise money for the re-creation of Britain’s first main line diesel locomotive, number 10000, constructed by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1947. Sadly 10000 and its twin 10001 were scrapped in the 1960s.


A little from you will go along way. Think about it. Some groups have monthly meetings and the refreshments alone cost £2 in addition to any annual membership. We don’t have monthly meetings, so why not consider a sponsorship instead.


Not everyone can attend meetings or working parties. But almost all of us can give two and a half pints worth. Two Pints for The Twins.


The Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society is a charity which aims to build 10000 again and already owns a 16SVT diesel engine identical to that used in 10000, obtained from a MOD bunker, with very low running hours. The Society also owns a class 58 diesel locomotive which will form the chassis of the new 10000.


The remaining parts, notably the bogies, are available now, but won’t be available forever. So we need to act fast. So I am offering to do the Three Peaks Challenge on April 21st.  


10000's bogies during construction in 1947.


"© National Railway Museum and SSPL"  
http://www.nrm.org.uk/ourcollection/photo?group=Derby&objid=1997-7397_DY_35851_A



The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent in less than 12 hours up Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, reaching a maximum height of 736 metres (2414 feet). It even goes under the famous Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle railway. Three Class 44 Peaks diesel locomotives were named after these peaks and were successors to the Twins, so there is a tenuous railway connection there!


I have been involved in railway preservation for 30 years, as both a member and active volunteer. Too young to remember the twins, I am convinced we have the opportunity to right the wrong that occurred with the scrapping of 10000 and 10001.


The challenge to you is this. The idea began by noting that there are 640 members on the Facebook group.  A donation of £1.56 each raises £1000. £3.12 raises £2000. £5 each raises £3200 and a tenner (two and a half pints depending on your pub) £6400.


Michael Prince

https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/MPrinceWalk2018

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