As the old 1938 era tube trains are coming to the end of their extended life on the Isle of Wight, a campaign has been launched to return one to London.
Yesterday, the formal process by which organisations can express their interest in acquiring one of the old tube trains was announced by South Western Railway, which operates the Isle of Wight railway.
The process of acquiring a train requires interested organisations to demonstrate that they have “the capacity and financial security to remove and look after the train, as well as a suitable long-term physical location for the train.”
The LTTG has already started negotiating a long term storage and operating proposal, and is now seeking financial pledges to support the campaign, and will shortly be making membership and donation options available.
A full proposal will be produced in the coming weeks.
If you do make a pledge, it is non-binding until/if the group is allocated a unit by South Western Railway and can be cancelled at any time by contacting the Treasurer.
More details and how to support the campaign are here.