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The 'Sir Haydn' Appeal
The Sir Haydn Appeal
In April 2012, No.3 Sir Haydn bowed out of service on The Talyllyn Railway as its boiler certificate expired.
In 2013, the locomotive will tour the UK showcasing The Talyllyn Railway.
In November 2015, 'Sir Haydn' was moved to the Aberystwyth Works of The Vale of Rheidol Railway where work to assess its condition will take place. We envisage that any work that is found to be needed will be costly and extensive. We need your help in ensuring Sir Haydn can return to steam over the next few years.
Sir Haydn built by Hughes of Loughborough in 1878 for the 2ft 3ins gauge Corris Railway. In 1951 it was purchased by the embryonic Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society for £25, and it has worked on the Talyllyn ever since. It often appears as its alter-ego Sir Handel from the Skarloey Railway.
Donations to the Appeal will help ensure the overhaul of Sir Haydn is not restricted by financial constraints, in turn ensuring that Sir Haydn can return to steam as quickly as possible.
How you can help Sir Haydn
You can donate to The Sir Haydn Appeal online using our BT MyDonate page which accepts all major credit and debit cards
You can donate to The Sir Haydn Appeal by downloading a Donation Form here.
Please then return the complete form addressed to The Sir Haydn Appeal, Talyllyn Holdings Limited, Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY
To Donate £10: Text 'SIRH03 £10' to 70070
To Donate £5: Text 'SIRH03 £5' to 70070
To Donate £2: Text 'SIRH03 £2' to 70070
Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator’s standard rate. The Appeal will receive 100% of your donation. You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit www.justgiving.com/info/terms-of-service
If you can offer further support in raising funds for Sir Haydn, please email our Fundraising Officer at fundraising [at] talyllyn [dot] co [dot] uk
Any updates on the Appeal will be made on the Talyllyn Railway website and also No.3 Sir Haydn's social network sites:
Twitter - @No3SirHaydn
Facebook - No.3 Sir Haydn