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 July 2020.

Runner up Heritage Railway Association Coiley Award 2020.







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


11 January 2020. Night shift on the Battlefield Line. Photo Adrian Lock.

Contact for hiring the loco ''



30 June 2020. Book "The history of BRWR locomotive 6989 Wightwick Hall March 1948 to March 2020" now available on Amazon Books. See Restoration Group News Tab.

A limited quantity is available at a discount for QRS Members only from the 6989 on-site shop.

30 June 2020. Postponed annual live steam boiler test passed.

23 January 2020 6989 returns to Quainton following successful running in workings at the Battlefield Line.

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.