The 6989 "Wightwick Hall" Restoration Group.

Dedicated to putting 6989 back in steam.

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Welcome to the 6989 "Wightwick Hall"
Restoration Group Website.
(Transport Trust Highly Commended Award 2011).
Site updated 17th April 2014.


"Wightwick Hall" is under restoration at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton.

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, the 6989 Committee is aiming to have the locomotive  operational early 2015. Why not do your bit for posterity and help us along the last lap to put this magnificent locomotive back in steam?

 See the Support Group page for boiler component sponsorship opportunities and the Work in Progress page for opportunities to help with the restoration work.

On 18th June 2012 the 6989 Restoration Group was awarded a Highly Commended Award Certificate 2011 for the restoration work so far on 6989 "Wightwick Hall".

Boiler successfuly hydraulically tested and signed off by Boiler Inspector.



Click here for boiler component sponsorship options


6989 emerges out of the early autumn mist as she makes her way to the TPO platform where she was on display for the October 2007 Steam Gala. Photo Robin Humber.

Principal Officers of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:

Rod Wallis Chairman

Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer

Charlie Jones Chief Engineer

John Hatton Hon Secretary


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.
Crew seat brackets.
4000 gallon tender brake hanger.
We can hire patterns or arrange for castings to be made. Contact us for details.

Spare Components:
Grease trap.
GWR pattern seat brackets.
Exhaust steam injector operating/trimming mechanism.
 Exhaust steam injector steel pipe sections.
 Rocking grate pivot mechanism.