Railway Vehicle Preservations
29th December 2013 - Diesel Brake Tender Update
An update on Project X can be found here.
30th November 2013 - Update on TTO 23981
The appeal fund has now raised £24,600 towards the target of £35,000. Details about this project can be found here.
19th November 2013 - AGM Dining Train
For those members who have booked on the dining train after the AGM this coming Saturday there has been a slight change to the time of the train. Due to the train being FULLY BOOKED, the GCR have decided to run it as a separate train from the usual Saturday dining train.
We therefore leave Loughborough at 12:50, please arrive at the station at least 15 minutes before departure time (for those attending RVPís AGM in the morning this will be finished in time!)
Our train will be the one formed predominantly of the Cromwell Pullman set of coaches Ė please make sure you board the right train! The train is expected to be back in Loughborough around 15:30
5th November 2013 - Nev
Nev's funeral will be on Monday 18th November at 10:45.
It will be at Gilrose Crematorium, Groby Rd, Leicester, LE3 9QG
Following the funeral all are invited back to the railway (Rothley) where there will be a buffet in the Beavertail and/or buffet cars.
31st October 2013 - Nev Goodman
It is with sadness that I have to report the passing of Nev Goodman this morning. As you may know Nev had been ill for the past year, but he was determined to remain active and it does come as a shock.
Nev had been involved with RVP for over 10 years. Working in the Royal Mail during his working life, he knew Brian Green (former head postmaster in Lecester, and RVP Chairman for many years) well, and it was Brian who persuaded him to come to Rothley one day. In the way these things happen he not only became an RVP member, but joined the board, took over from Brian in running the Monday group and spent an immense amount of time working for us over the following years. As many of us know he was always determined to do his best for RVP and get us the recognition he felt we deserved. While his particular interest was the postal collection he nevertheless became extensively involved in the works on our other vehicles and maintained comprehensive records on the rebuilds of the Beavertail and buffet cars. His interest remained to the end; only last week he was collating information on the buffet car to complete the history of its rebuild. He last came to the railway as recently as the Autumn gala, and had attended board meetings until the summer.
The time and effort Nev put in over the years has added considerably to the position RVP finds itself in today; with more restored vehicles than any time in the past being seen and used by more visitors. He was a well respected member of the team and he leaves a gap which will be hard to fill.
Our sympathies to his family at this difficult time; details of the funeral will follow when known.
22nd October 2013