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.


Restoration  'Highly Commended' by the Transport Trust 2011
Updated 17 October 2019.
 

6989 is currently deployed to the  Battlefield Line and will be in operation on
18,19 and 20 October for their 50th Anniversary Gala.

 

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11 December 2018.

6989 moves under own steam for first time since May 1964. Photo M Tayler.

The aim of this website is to provide information on: the history of 6989; the support groups and fundraising activity and how you can help keep this magnificent engine in operation. 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 wightwickhall6989@sky.com

Principal Officers of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:

Rod Wallis Chairperson

Jeff Jackson Hon Secretary

Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer

Charlie Jones Chief Engineer

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2 March 2019. 6989's first passenger service since 1964 during exclusive 6989 Supporters' event. Photo M Tayler.

Subject to continued funding through shop sales, donations and subscriptions, 6989 will be commissioned and run in during 2019 before being available for hire. Contact for hiring 'engineering@bucksrailcentre.org'

 

Headlines

14 October 2019 6989 deployed to Battlefield Line.

2 March 2019 6989 operates first passenger service since 1964.

11 December 2018 Formal in-frames steam test passed.