On Saturday the 27th of August, between 07:00 and 8:45, the Alco will be pulled by up to 20 willing volunteers from the point blade tips at Boston Lodge Pen Cob to the Platform 1 yellow train stop maker at Porthmadog. Guess how long this will take (closest to the actual time wins) and have the opportunity to win a set of 5 pieces of Alco merchandise, options include cap, badge, sweatshirt, hoodie, print of Alco and sister loco at Minffordd, polo shirt and t shirt (all available separately for everyone who doesn’t win!).
At a cost for each guess at a mere £12.65, all proceeds are going to the Rebuild the Alco fund held by the Ffestiniog Railway Society.
Mountaineer now has a dedicated website where merchandise can be purchased.
The pull took 19 minutes 36 seconds per the official count, with nearly £1,500 being raised to kick start the active fundraising. With a total pot of £25,000 now raised, the project is having a great start.