As many of you will be aware, the initial major cost facing the LTTG is that of the initial movement of our vehicles (126 and 226) from Ryde to the Epping Ongar Railway. We feel that as the group’s first fundraising target we ought to offer an indication of how much needs to be raised to cover this. Although the loading point has yet to be confirmed, we have received a quote from Reid’s haulage at the following rate per car:
£2295+VAT, Sailing £395+VAT
This means a total of £6456 for the two vehicles of set 483006, including VAT. The vehicles are to be removed in March 2021 and as of today £3930 has been raised towards this cost, with additional funds pledged. The quote is a very reasonable one as this sort of haulage goes and has been made possible by negotiation with Reid’s Haulage to allow our vehicles to be transported on lorries returning to the mainland following the delivery of the ‘new’ class 484 EMUs to the Island.