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
completed as soon as we can in 2017, subject to continued funding through sales activity
and general donations. She will then be commissioned and run
in during the early part of 2018 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?
- 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
2nd March 2015 boiler returned to frames.
We have yet to agree a date for our in frames steam test but there has
been a great deal of progress on reassembling the loco and fitting of new cladding.
5th June 2017 profile of driving wheel tyres confirmed fit to run by qualified FTR Inspector.
01 May 2017. 6989 on display for the May Bank Holiday.
Photo C Tayler.
of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:
Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer
Charlie Jones Chief Engineer
Jeff Jackson 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.
Spare Components for sale:
Exhaust steam injector steel pipe sections.
grate pivot mechanism.