Gabriel’s 90 year old boiler is dead. WE nee a new one – estimated cost $350,000 total (BIGGEST GULP EVER)
Gabriel is UNIQUE
She is a 4-4-0 Peckett and the only side-tank steam engine of her type in the world
We want to preserve her for generations to come, demonstrating her full glory and the power of the grand steam age by hauling our visitors along on the most Northerly Railway in New Zealand for generations to come.
She is the first engine in the world to work on the 1st January 2000, and the last engine to haul a train over the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere.
We have set up a Givealittle page for this fundraising effort:
Our Organisation page is: Bay of Islands Vintage Railway
Please click on this link below if you would like to donate in this way
Alternatively online – direct bank to:
BOI VINTAGE RAILWAY (SPECIAL PROJECT); please use your surname & “Gabriel Boiler” as reference
Kiwibank account: 38-9000-0553140-19 (swift code: KIWI NZ 22)
Cheques to “BOI Vintage Railway Trust” :
Please post to: BOIVR, Gabriel’s boiler – Special Project, PO Box 142, Kawakawa, 0243, New Zealand
THANKING YOU IN GRATEFUL ANTICIPATION
we can do it, we can do it, we can do it … !!