The Ferrymead Railway Railcar Shed

$1,760 of $20,000 goal
Given by 33 generous donors in 8 weeks

We are raising funds towards our planned Railcar Shed to house our Three 80yr old Vulcan Railcars in a protected purpose built environment.


Our Vulcan Railcars (R.M. 51, R.M. 56 & R.M. 57) have hit 80 years of age being built in 1939!

For the last few years we have been planning and progressing with the Design and Development for a Purpose Built Railcar Shed. This will house our Vulcans and a few of our Diesel Shunters so they are better protected, preserved and can be maintained or restored in their own on-site facility.

Once complete this will mean we are able to house all Three Vulcan Railcars we own undercover for the first time at Ferrymead Railway, along with freeing up space in the Carriage Shed where R.M. 51 & R.M. 56 currently live enabling "The Great Re-Shuffle" and meaning all our Wooden Rolling Stock will be undercover too.

We have been advised to expect the project to cost around $200,000 and need your help to make it happen as our Tickets from Railway Operations only stretch so far beyond our normal society expenses.

About us

Based at Ferrymead Heritage Park, the Canterbury Railway Society restores and operates a collection of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, rolling stock, signalling equipment and buildings.

Use of funds

Funds raised will go towards the Railcar Sheds design, development and construction costs. If funds needed are exceeded these will be used towards the fitout of the Shed along with maintenance and restoration of the Railcars.

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Plan View of Railcar Shed  12 October 2021

Progress is continuing of the final design of the Railcar Shed, inset is an image of the Plan View of the Railcar Shed that will house our Vulcan Railcars and includes a Workshop/Storage area to the side. Make sure to share this project with anyone interested in donating as we proceed towards getting the Railcar Shed built.

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Fred on 01 Oct 2021
Marie on 30 Sep 2021

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