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.
Updated 10 February 2020.

Runner up Heritage Railway Association Coiley Award 2020.


6989 has completed operations at the Battlefield Line and is now back at Quainton undergoing annual maintenance.





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

Principal Officers of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:

Rod Wallis Chairperson

Jeff Jackson Hon Secretary

Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer

Charlie Jones Chief Engineer


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

6989 has successfully completed running in workings and will be available for hire in 2020.

Contact for hiring the loco ''



18 October 2019 running in workings successfully completed.

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.