The Ferrymead Railway Railcar Shed

$3,370 of $20,000 goal
Given by 38 generous donors in around 10 months

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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Latest update

Update on Railcar Shed Progress  30 March 2022

We are currently working with a Professional Planner who has offered their services to prepare the Resource Consent Application and then we will be able to approach Christchurch City Council to confirm any other requirements along with what costs will be involved for consenting. More updates to come!

We are extending the Fundraising Campaign to enable us to reach our goal, so please share with friends and others that may be interested in contributing to this important project. We appreciate your support!

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Fred on 24 Jun 2022
Sandy on 19 Jun 2022
For Gordon Jory
Fred on 10 Jun 2022
Fred on 27 May 2022
Sandy on 19 May 2022
For Gordon Jory

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This page was created on 20 Aug 2021 and closed on 30 Jun 2022.