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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 38 - Spring / Summer 1979

GWR 72XX Class 2-8-2T No. 7200

The 7200 Fund Appeal

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J R Fairman - At Woodham's Yard, Barry- 22nd June, 1978

Good progress is reported by Chris Taylor and Dusty Miller on fund-raising, but care is being taken to see that the locomotive is in a condition which will fully justify the expense of purchase and transport to Quainton. The Llangollen Railway Society are co-operating in this respect because they were interested in the locomotive early in 1975. On a visit to Barry last June, 7200 was in the group of sidings used for potential departures from the graveyard and this picture is reproduced to encourage any members who have not joined in the appeal to dip into their pockets! As I said in the Editorial, the arrival of this massive 2-8-2T at Quainton would be a splendid 10th anniversary present!

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1979 and so does not reflect events in the 35+ 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.

The 7200 Fund Appeal - Quainton News No. 38 - Spring / Summer 1979

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