The 6989 "Wightwick Hall" Restoration Group.

The 6989 "Wightwick Hall" Restoration Group

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6989 Wightwick Hall 
Restored at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre,Quainton,
by the 6989 Restoration Group.
Launch event planned for 3 March 2019. Tickets available via the 
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Website. 
6989 Restoration Group Annual Meeting 7 April 2019 at the BRC.  
Restoration  'Highly Commended' by the Transport Trust 2011
Updated 11 February 2019





13 January 2019.

Final topcoat being applied to running plate.

The aim of this website is to provide information on: the history of 6989; progress of the restoration; the support groups and fundraising activity and how you can help put this magnificent engine back in steam. Look in regularly, we update at least twice per month. We regularly place new pictures around the website.

Any contribution can be sent to the webmaster at

Subject to continued funding through sales activity and general donations, 6989 will be commissioned and run in during 2019 before being made available for hire.Why not do your bit for posterity and help us along the last lap to put this magnificent locomotive back in steam?


11 December 2018 formal in-frames steam test passed.












11 December 2018. 6989 moves under own power for the first time since May 1964. Photo M Tayler.

Principal Officers of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:

Rod Wallis Chairman

Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer

Charlie Jones Chief Engineer

Jeff Jackson Hon Secretary