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1 Pacer Preservation Society Preserving a Pacer for the future Developments & Progress Peter Dickinson PPS Vice-Chairman

2 Society Aims To take ownership of, restore and maintain at least one representative of the Pacer family of railbuses (this incorporating Classes 142, 143 and 144) To provide a suitable place for restoration and eventual display of the railbus(es). Establish and maintain a collection of Pacer-related documents and artefacts, as both a historical record and as an archive for enthusiasts and preservationists. About Us Formed February 2011 following a number of proposals by enthusiasts Membership: 40 (August 2012) Website: Societys own magazine (Pacer Chaser) plus regular free bulletins every two months

3 Society Membership Annual membership: £10 Society magazine The Pacer Chaser every 6 months Free access to the societys online Pacer Archive, which contains many railbus related documents, drawings and manuals. The Archive lists are available for all to view but downloads are password protected. Regular meetings in January and July Bulletins every 2 months, keeping members up-to-date with the latest news on all the Leyland railbuses. Personalised membership numbers Helping to save an important part of Britains heritage for future generations

4 Pacer Archive

5 Society Projects – s Cab Front Arrival: Wednesday 22 nd August

6 Society Aims – Spares During the TRA 2011 Convention: The floor offered encouragement to the group, a recommendation to research the Pacers that still had various original features fitted & a warning to gather spare parts whilst they were still available and/or plentiful. Society Response: s cab front acquired Spares being acquired as availability arises Box van/GUV/CCT being investigated to be used as a stores & workshop vehicle for the society. Discussions opened with Porterbrook and Angel Trains Pacer Archive set up

7 Society Aims – Fundraising Sales stand/stall Online shop Membership

8 PPS Activities Regular Bulletins Website Slide from last year:

9 Website More info about the PPS Simpler membership applications More free downloads PPS Bulletins Gallery covering Class units as well as the earlier railbuses (LEV1-Class 141s) Pacer Archives Events & News Online shop with individual product pages Meetings & minutes page Links page Soon to have: Appeals page!

10 Available free to view & download from:

11 PPS Plans for the Future Short term: Sales stall at 5-10 major events a year Increase membership Strengthen links with other railbus related groups Develop the PPS Bulletins and enable it to become a noticeboard for other railbus related groups Continue fundraising Continue acquiring spares as and when they become available

12 PPS Plans for the Future Medium term: Complete the restoration of s cab (light clusters, windows, lamp bracket, painting) Acquire a spares storage/workshop vehicle Fundraise Increase awareness of the railbuses and their role in railway history Long term: Purchase at least one representative of the Class railbuses Endure a livery debate! Operate and maintain at least one railbus on a preserved heritage line

13 Future Events September: 30 th – Stall at North West Museum of Road Transport: Leyland 40 Day October: 27 th & 28 th – Stall at Crewe Heritage Centres Model & Miniature Gala Pacer Calendar available November: 1 st – Submission deadline for PPS Bulletin Issue No.8 and Pacer Chaser magazine No.4 7 th – PPS Bulletin Issue No. 8 released December: 3 rd – Pacer Chaser magazine No.4 released Photographic competition for 2014 Calendar launched January: PPS Meeting to be held in Liverpool. Date TBC 1 st – Submission deadline for PPS Bulletin Issue No.9 9 th – PPS Bulletin Issue No. 9 released

14 Interested? If you have any comments, queries or would like to know more on becoming a PPS member, please feel free to contact us: The Pacer Preservation Society, 22 Windermere Street, Whelley, Wigan, Lancashire WN1 3NW Peter Dickinson (Vice-Chairman) Phone:


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