WG's CHARITY WORK

WG's CHARITY WORK

Northern Rail

WG Specialist Coatings have for many years worked with Northern Rail on many train painting programmes and so we are delighted to be able
to support Northern Rail in their charitable work.
 
One such project was to re-paint a 40 year old railway carriage for Eureka, the National Children’s Museum. The purpose of the project is to
explain to children, through hands-on games, about the geography and history of railways both in this country and abroad. They can also plan
travel routes and learn how to stay safe on the railways.
 
For this and other projects, WG Specialist Coatings employees carried out the work in their free time in appreciation of all the business that we
have carried out for Northern Rail.
 
On another occasion, Northern Rail were involved in restoring on old coach based in Rainhill, Merseyside which was used to house information on the famous Rainhill Trials. These trials took place in 1829 and were won by Stephenson’s Rocket and so set the basic concept from which every railway in the world developed. 
 
With its new paintwork, an old BR coach has been transformed into the likeness of early coaches which ran when the Liverpool and Manchester Railway came into existence after the trials. Again, WG personnel carried out the work in their own time as a contribution to Northern Rail’s charitable involvement.