The Bury Transport Museum, based next to the East Lancashire Railway, has given notice to leave for traction engines and other pieces of equipment.
The notice is for 4 weeks and accommodation for these pieces of equipment is urgently needed.
Engine owners have been contacting as many people as possible but have come to no success.
Ideally, it is best if all the engines can stay together, but the owners are said to be prepared to go seperate ways if need be.
The pieces of equipment that need a new home are:
- Marshall 1906 7nhp 3 speed single 46376 HO5556 ‘Pearl’
- Marshall 1919 10nhp single Portable 71396 ‘Doris’
- Marshall 1905 6nhp single Britannia Portable 43090 ‘Conchita’
- Marshall 1929 12nhp duplex S type Portable (due to start restoration)
- A Living Van
- A Water Cart
- Fordson Major Tractor
- Low Loader and a replica of one of the LNWR 18” works shunters ‘Nipper’ which is under construction.
In a statement, a spokesperson for The National Traction Engine Trust said that if you can help, you can email [email protected]
The statement also says “Can anybody help? Engines and other equipment that have been based and kept at Bury Transport Museum, Manchester, for years have been given 4 weeks notice to leave the premises and require alternative accommodation urgently.
“f anyone can help or has any suggestions, please contact the general secretary via [email protected] who will put you in contact with the owners. Thank you.”