Loco Shed and workshop
Steels are delivered for the new engine shed.
Preparatory work is under way for our new loco shed at Trevarno.
January 2017 update
The new loco shed will be located at Trevarno sidings.
Planning permission for a loco shed would not be required since Helston Railway was classed as a “railway undertaking” in the terms of The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2005.
The shed itself will consist of 15 foot sections and will be constructed in such a way that they can be added to as space requires. There will be a ash pit to service William Murdoch and a single track running down the middle long enough to take the engine and a carriage.
Construction of the shed is high priority. The steels are on order from S.J. Andrew & Sons, Redruth.
The shutters originally intended for the Prospidnick barn will be used in the loco shed instead.
August 2017 Update
Workshop attached to the loco shed.
We have received a grant from the Swire Charitable Trust to help with the building of a workshop alongside the loco shed.
The grant is for £8,000 - a 50% contribution to the cost - this is what we applied for -
- Workshop (extension on side of loco shed) - £7,000
- Fixtures and Fittings - £5,000
- Generator - £4,000
Total - £16,000
50% use by HRPS volunteer engineers and 50% for use by students and community program
Funding request £8,000
You can find out more about Swire Charitable Trust by following this link - click here
The Trust is funded by John Swire & Sons Ltd, the London-headquartered parent company of the Swire Group. Founded in 1816, this diverse group of businesses employs over 120,000 people worldwide. Swire Group are historically a Hong Kong based company with close connections with Cathay Pacific.