To: Coventry City Council & Roxhill Developments Limited

Support A Future For The Electric Railway Museum.

Support A Future For The Electric Railway Museum.

We the undersigned, call on both Coventry City Council and Roxhill Developments Ltd to work with the Electric Railway Museum to find a permanent solution for this country's most comprehensive collection of historic electric railway items.

Why is this important?

The redevelopment of the land currently occupied by the Electric Railway Museum will leave that organisation without a permanent home and the unique collection risks being dispersed to multiple locations and thus the local area will lose a valuable heritage and tourist facility whilst the nation will loose an unique collection representative of its railway heritage. We believe by working with the museum to provide an alternative site with secure tenure that this would help boost the local tourism economy and would add to the heritage offer in regards to the City of Culture Bid.

The Electric Railway Museum, Rowley Road, Baginton CV3 4FR

Reasons for signing

  • It would be a real shame if, after all the time, effort and money spent in bringing together a unique collection of items, that items in that collection were put at risk of being scrapped.
  • a unique collection, which tells a unique story about the slightly less glamorous side of preservation (compared to stream)
  • This is one of the UK's most significant railway collections dealing as it does with a form of traction that is largely ignored by the general heritage railway movement

Updates

2017-09-05 08:59:40 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-20 14:17:12 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-08-16 12:32:27 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-16 09:48:01 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-16 07:28:51 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-16 00:34:57 +0100

10 signatures reached