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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 20 - Summer 1974

Especially For You


We have not often made a special approach to you for help in the future operations at Quainton. Our members can usually be relied on to lend a hand at the work of restoration and they do a great job at Open Days. Our visitors play their part by paying for their admission to the depot and for a trip on the train. All these good folk obviously have one thing in common. They are discerning individuals who want to see that the future lads and lasses are able to enjoy the age of steam as we did ourselves.

We feel certain that all these members and visitors will agree that, in looking to the future, we should try to obtain some ordinary bogie carriages of the type used by British Railways from the fifties. If we had some Standard Mark I carriages, say four, we would be in the position to operate them on BR if, at any time in the years to come, this became practicable.

The difficulty we are facing is that the cost is going to rocket upwards from January next. Scrap will double in price and a coach which should be obtainable at £500 to £600 now, will be in the £1200 bracket. That is why we must act right away. Two for the price of one! Our Chairman, Peter Clarke, is the man who is making this big effort on behalf of the Quainton Railway Society. He knows how vital it is to all of us to secure these coaches now.


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1974 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
Especially For You - Quainton News No. 20 - Summer 1974


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