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Donations Keep the Wheels Turning…

 

As with any not-for-profit organisation, donations are of immeasurable value to the Bellarine Railway, and help us progress further in our ongoing maintenance, special events and train services.

Running a steam railway in the 21st century is by no means a ‘cheap’ affair. Fuel for our locomotives, heavy maintenance on our rolling stock, and the ongoing management of our rail corridor and its vegetation, all come at a cost. The income generated from running our ‘Swan Bay Express’ steam train rides, special events, and charters is all funnelled straight back into the infrastructure that allowed them to run in the first place.

We make a great effort to turn as much profit as possible from running our trains, with the thought that once the service has ‘paid its way’ in terms of running costs, we can then invest in the future of our great railway. And its with your help that we can have the brightest future possible!

Your Donation

The Geelong Steam Preservation Society (trading as The Bellarine Railway) is a not-for-profit and registered charity run by volunteers who operate and maintain a vast collection of heritage locomotives and rolling stock from all over Australia’s Narrow Gauge railway network.

In addition to this, we carefully manage an environmentally significant nature corridor along the boundaries of our 16km rail line, and a selection of heritage buildings and infrastructure.

Your donation will be gratefully accepted by our organisation and its volunteers, and will be driven directly into the railway itself. Your donation will see a result!

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and donors can choose to direct their donation to a particular area of interest or ongoing project, or you may choose to leave the railway a bequest in your Will.

“The Museum Fund”

The account all of our valuable donations are funnelled into is known as “The Museum Fund”. When this is mentioned it does not refer to the construction of a museum as such, but rather the aforementioned account.

Other Ways to Donate

EFT payments are available during business hours by calling 5258 2069

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the ‘Geelong Steam Preservation Society’ (GSPS) and post to PO Box 166 Queenscliff VIC 3225.

Tax-deductible receipts are available on request.

To those wishing to donate money to the Geelong Steam Preservation Society (The Bellarine Railway) in the form of a Bequest, we recommended including the clause below in the Wills of potential benefactors to us.

“I BEQUEATH to the Geelong Steam Preservation Society, ABN 72 004 819 130 (“the Association”) the sum of (AMOUNT IN WORDS) dollars (AMOUNT IN FIGURES) free of all duties, to be applied by the Association in pursuit of the purposes provided for in its Constitution and I DECLARE the receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or other Proper Officer of the Association shall be complete discharge to my Trustees for any moneys paid to the Association”.

GSPS Current Projects and Teams

Lakers Siding Locomotive Team:

Pozieres Overhaul VA1 Overhaul No4 Restoration

T251 Klondyke No6 Restoration

Lakers Siding Carriage Team:

BU465 Return to Service ZA200 Repaint AAL9 Repaint

Queenscliff Workshops Team;

ASG G33 Restoration Car 19 Restoration

Ways and Works Team:

Lakers Siding Station Rerailing Project

Vegetation Management Team:

Vegetation Management

Your Donation

The Geelong Steam Preservation Society (trading as The Bellarine Railway) is a not-for-profit and registered charity run by volunteers who operate and maintain a vast collection of heritage locomotives and rolling stock from all over Australia’s Narrow Gauge railway network.

In addition to this, we carefully manage an environmentally significant nature corridor along the boundaries of our 16km rail line, and a selection of heritage buildings and infrastructure.

Your donation will be gratefully accepted by our organisation and its volunteers, and will be driven directly into the railway itself. Your donation will see a result!

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and donors can choose to direct their donation to a particular area of interest or ongoing project, or you may choose to leave the railway a bequest in your Will.

Other Ways to Donate

EFT payments are available during business hours by calling 5258 2069

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the ‘Geelong Steam Preservation Society’ (GSPS) and post to PO Box 166 Queenscliff VIC 3225.

Tax-deductible receipts are available on request.

To those wishing to donate money to the Geelong Steam Preservation Society (The Bellarine Railway) in the form of a Bequest, we recommended including the clause below in the Wills of potential benefactors to us.

“I BEQUEATH to the Geelong Steam Preservation Society, ABN 72 004 819 130 (“the Association”) the sum of (AMOUNT IN WORDS) dollars (AMOUNT IN FIGURES) free of all duties, to be applied by the Association in pursuit of the purposes provided for in its Constitution and I DECLARE the receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or other Proper Officer of the Association shall be complete discharge to my Trustees for any moneys paid to the Association”.

“The Museum Fund”

The account all of our valuable donations are funnelled into is known as “The Museum Fund”. When this is mentioned it does not refer to the construction of a museum as such, but rather the aforementioned account.

GSPS Current Projects and Teams

Lakers Siding Locomotive Team:

Pozieres Overhaul VA1 Overhaul No4 Restoration

T251 Klondyke No6 Restoration

Lakers Siding Carriage Team:

BU465 Return to Service ZA200 Repaint

BU 1141 AAL9 Repaint

Queenscliff Workshops Team;

ASG G33 Restoration Car 19 Restoration

Ways and Works Team:

Lakers Siding Station Rerailing Project

Vegetation Management Team:

Vegetation Management Yard Cleanup Drysdale
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