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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 6989 Committe aims to have the locomotive
operational as soon as we can in 2016, subject to continued funding through sales activity
and general donations. Why not do your bit for posterity
and help us along the last lap to put this magnificent locomotive back in steam?
June 2012 - 6989 Restoration Group awarded Highly Commended Certificate by the Transport Trust for the restoration
work thus far.
April 2014 - Boiler restoration
almost complete, successfully hydraulically tested and signed off by our boiler inspector.
9th August 2014 - fire put in firebox for first time in 50 years as out of frames
steam test is commenced.
11th August 2014 - successful out of frames
steam test completed.
6th October 2014 - Boiler Inspector
witnesses and signs off out of frames steam test.
2nd March 2015
boiler returned to frames.
2nd March 2015. 6989 sits with her boiler back in the
frames and the tender reattached. Photo J Jackson.
Officers of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:
Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer
Charlie Jones Chief Engineer
John Hatton Hon Secretary
GREAT WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE
PARTS FOR SALE:
As a part of the restoration we had to have a number of items recast
for which patterns were not available so we had a number of new patterns made.
4 Cone ejector check valve box.
4000 gallon tender
We can hire patterns
or arrange for castings to be made. Contact us for details.
GWR pattern seat brackets.
Exhaust steam injector operating/trimming mechanism.
steam injector steel pipe sections.
Rocking grate pivot mechanism.