The Webb Coal Tank Engine Preservation Fund was set up by J M Dunn in April 1960. Dunn had recently retired from his position as Running Shed Foreman at Bangor Motive Power Depot, and was approached by Geoffrey Platt with the idea of leading an appeal to raise the necessary funds to buy the only surviving LNWR Coal Tank.
The Fund successfully raised the purchase price of £500, but additionally the cost to have the engine repainted into LNWR livery at Crewe Works. It also provided the cost of transport to North Wales and the purchase of track on which it was to be exhibited at Penryhn Castle, once the engine had been handed over to the National Trust.
The Fund was active for four years and there were 318 contributors noted in a notebook compiled by Max Dunn. Their names can be seen HERE.