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 February 2019





13 January 2019.

Final topcoat being applied to running plate.

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

Principal Officers of the 6989 Restoration Group Committee:

Rod Wallis Chairperson

Jeff Jackson Hon Secretary

Chris Tayler Hon Treasurer

Charlie Jones Chief Engineer


11 December 2018. 6989 moves under own power for the first time since May 1964. 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. 



 11 December 2018 Formal in-frames steam test passed.

3 March 2019 Public launch event at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. Tickets available via the BRC Website.


7 April 2019 - 6989 Restoration Group Annual Meeting.