"Members have been terrific, with donations from 5, from people I know can ill afford it, to 5,000 from a big supporter. Another person gave us a load of model trains from his late father for us to sell."
Owners, the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society, build up a kitty for such overhauls through the steaming fees it charges the heritage line for using the loco.
J15 loco overhaul how it will look when finished to the near original Y14 specification
Her latest major overhaul will convert the engine back to its near original guise as a Y14, with minor differences including a canvas cab roof, and royal blue Great Eastern paint livery.
The major overhaul included the boiler and the mechanical running gear. Work had started using the existing funds, and the loco was in pieces at the repair works in Bury, while the Nike Men Sneakers 2017 society sought to find the remaining funds.
A plea to society members brought in an amazing 50,000 in 14 weeks, and there was now a 2014 push for the other half of the balance.
familiar sight on the branch lines in East Anglia, where they were known as of all work hauling freight such as milk and cattle as well as passengers.
The next fundraising push also allows people to sponsor parts on a shopping list ranging from 15 washout plugs, and 25 boiler clack valves to 75 for the overhaul of the whistle and leaf springs.
The last surviving J15 has been a regular sight on the North Norfolk Railway for 40 years as one of its founding fleet of locos hauling happy holidaymakers past seaside scenery.
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The J15 was bought by the M Society in 1963 to save it, and was restored in the 1970s, before making the North Norfolk Railway its base.
And in the second many served local military bases. One hauled a massive 14 coach train from Norwich to Weybourne Muckleburgh Nike Sneaker Shoes Low
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camp, showing the power of the humble little loco.
"It's not often we ask for financial assistance, but it we really need help to finish this important project to get Y14 back steaming by September," said Mr Sharpe.
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But during her working days the all rounder engine pulled freight and passenger trains right across the region.
Loco factsThe loco was built at Stratford works, on the site of the Olympic site development in 1912.
But it suffered a blow when a 100,000 Heritage Lottery Grant application was turned down, leaving them having to find the remaining cash elsewhere.
Chairman Neil Sharpe said the loco was "in a bit of a mess" suffering from rusting bodywork, making strange noises, and some damage from "an argument with some buffer stops."
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