Project railbus garage
Help us build a railbus garage in Virserum
Our railbuses are, as we all can understand, not helped by being exposed to the elements all year round. In order to break the rate at which they deteriorate the association has started a large construction project to get them indoors. May we present project railbus garage?
The image showing an idea of the project has been produced by Lignarium snickeri, the company which will construct the building. We have now started the project after having received a confirmation from the municipality and are now seeking different types of grants to help with funding.
On the empty grassy surface next to the old Centralföreningen towards the direction of the station building in Virserum we will therefore erect a railbus garage. The garage will have two railway tracks in parallel and be about 50 metres in lenght in order to fit three railbuses. As it is to blend in with the environment which also is listed, it will be built in a classic manner and be clad in red-painted wood panel.
The frame, the roof and some other work will be carried out by the skilled carpenters of Lignarium but we will get the opportunity to do some of it ourselves in order to save money. Work tasks that can be done with limited previous knowledge could be e.g. putting up wood panels or painting it red.
It is possible to register your interest now to help out with the construction for a day or several days. We will start on the foundation after the winter and the pace will then be decided based on the contributions we receive by you members and others.
Support the project
Swish any amount to 123 369 92 12, with the note "railbus garage". You can also use the QR code above.
Transfer any amount to the association's bankgiro account number 373-8093.
Help support the reupholsering of seats and cushions.
Support the renovation of the railbus
We are a non-profit, non-political association dedicated to preserving the narrow gauge. We offer trolley rides in Hultsfred, Flaten, Virserum and Åseda, as well as the chance to ride the nostalgia train between Virserum and Åseda.
Föreningen Smalspåret Växjö-Västervik is a non-profit non-political association founded in 1984 and now has more than one thousand members.
The association works to preserve and develop the narrow-gauge railway between Växjö and Västervik in its current routing. Read more about the association. mer om föreningen.