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Worcester Shrub Hill with London train 31/08/61. Copyright photo 6898 Restoration Group Collection.

Chairman's Update December 2019.

The loco is currently running well at the Battlefield Line.

The assistance of our support group members is greatly appreciated by our team. Your continued support on 6989's entry into service is vital.


Rod Wallis





Income is holding up but we will still have to carefully manage our cashflow if we are to keep up progress.

Our most recent major outgoing was the replacement of the rear driving wheelset springs. Major outgoing now will be to to replace the other two spring sets, complete the tender tank and muster spare parts to support the loco in service. We anticipate this will require £20k to accomplish, any donations can be made to 'The Treasurer, 6989 Group,, c/o Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, AYLESBURY, Bucks HP22 4BY.

When visiting the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre do call in our shop. 6989 polo shirts are available priced at £14 each (£10 for members of 6989 group and support groups). Additionally we have woolly working hats £5, as well as a selection of souvenirs ranging from high quality mugs, fridge magnets, pens etc.

Chris Tayler

Hon, Treasurer

 A selection of photographs of the locos most recent exploits follows:


2 March 2019. 6989 hauls its first passenger service since 1964
on the occasion of our exclusive supporter' day. Photo Jeff Jackson.


19 October 2019. In charge of a freight demonstration train on the Battlefield Line. Photo Adrian Aylward.


07 December 2019. 6989 on Santa Express duty at the Battlefield Line. Photo C Jones.


6989 with John Woodham on 25 August 2019. Photo J Jackson.