of the Trust is open to anyone with an interest in railways, and is available in
several different forms :-
Adult : £10:00 (UK and
Retirement or Child (Under 14) : £5:00.
Family : £20:00.
Memberships commence on the 1st January each year.
This type of membership, whether Adult; Child (Under 14); Retirement, or
Family, entitles the member to receive regular issues of the Trust's Newsletter "Down Line Telegraph", and one issue of the magazine "Down
Line" which is currently published once a year.
It also permits the Member to participate in work-parties for the
restoration of the line or rolling stock etc., and in other activities which are
arranged from time to time.
Members also receive information about special events, trips to U.K.
preserved railways, and discounts on purchases from the Trust's sales list.
taken out after the end of June will be valid until the end of the following
year. i.e. Memberships taken out now will be valid until the end of
LIFE - £175:00.
Membership, or Family Life Membership, entitles the Member (and his or her
immediate family) to all the normal benefits of Annual Membership, but is not
renewable annually - It is literally for life!
B.& C.D.R. EMPLOYEES
is the Trust's policy that all former employees of the Belfast &
County Down Railway are given Honorary Life Membership on contacting the Trust.
We are always pleased to hear from former employees of the Company, and
would welcome hearing from any, or from the families of former staff, who have
not yet contacted us.
‘YOU One in a Thousand’?
restore the railway to Ballynahinch, we need to raise at least £100,000 very quickly. To
achieve this objective we are looking for 1000 people to donate £100 each to help put
the restoration of the line firmly on the ground.
Each contributor will receive a special numbered certificate, and will be
kept up to date with progress reports on the project for the next TWENTY YEARS.
Each contributor will have all the privileges of regular membership, will
receive invitations to special events organised by the Trust during that period,
and will have privileged access to the Trust’s museum at any convenient time
once this has been established.
Arrangements can be made for
payments to be spread over a number of months by Standing Order through your
2 x Monthly Payments of £50:00.
4 x Monthly Payments of £25:00.
10 x Monthly Payments of £10:00.
The funding raised from
this promotion will be used initially to help us to secure the two Polish 0-6-0T
loco's, with any additional funding being used to purchase the remainder of the track bed, and
will enable us to get the project firmly on the ground very quickly.
THE NEXT 50 PEOPLE WHO APPLY FOR
'One In A Thousand' MEMBERSHIP WILL EACH RECEIVE AN ORIGINAL BANBRIDGE
EXTENSION RAILWAY SHARE CERTIFICATE ISSUED IN 1861, AND VALUED AT APPROXIMATE
These will be issued on a 'First
Come - First Served' basis, so please apply today!
e-mail us at email@example.com
for more information, or click here for an
Line Telegraph' is the Trust's quarterly newsletter which is issued in
January, April, July, and October, and is a means of keeping members up to date
with developments and progress. We think the name is quite
appropriate as the 'Telegraph' was the means used by the railways to send
messages Down the Line. It also of course reflects the name of the
joining the Trust each member receives a 'Membership Pack' which includes copies
of all the years issues to date, plus a copy of the current years issue of 'Down
Line' is the magazine of the Belfast & County Down Railway Museum Trust,
and is issued FREE to all members.
is published once each year and includes articles relating to the B.& C.D.R., and
occasionally has articles relating to other Irish railway companies.
Many of the articles are prepared from the company's minute books which are in
the possession of the Trust, and often there are reminiscences by former staff,
although these are becoming few and far between.
are also regular up-dates regarding new acquisitions by the Trust, and the
magazine gives us an opportunity to publish some of the Trust's collection of
further information please contact us:-
0800 980 1242
or write to us at:-
The B.& C.D.R. Museum Trust
Down, BT22 2HQ
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