"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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject to continued funding through sales activity
and general donations, the 6989 Committee is aiming to have the locomotive operational late 2014. 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 refurb essentially complete. Hydraulic testing planned for March.
Click here for boiler component sponsorship options
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
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.
Crew seat brackets.
4000 gallon tender brake hanger.
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.
Exhaust steam injector steel pipe sections.
Rocking grate pivot mechanism.