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

Chairman's Update March 2020.

The loco ran well at the Battlefield Line. The team commenced  winter maintenance and some adjustments based on crew feedback that are now suspended due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The continued support of our support group members is greatly appreciated by our team.

Regards

Rod Wallis

 

 

 

NEWS FROM OUR TREASURER MARCH 2020

Completing the tender, replacing springs and mustering spares to support the loco in service, are our current priorities. We estimate that this will cost around £20k to accomplish. Activity is currently suspended due to Covid 19 but our fund raising is also curtailed and our sole income is from our support group subscriptions for which we are very grateful. Any donations can be made to 'The Treasurer, 6989 Group,, c/o Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, AYLESBURY, Bucks HP22 4BY.

Chris Tayler

Hon, Treasurer

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

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

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7 December 2019
On Santa Express on the Battlefield Line. Photo Adrian Aylward.

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22 January 2020.
6989 loaded ready to leave Battlefield Line bound for Quainton. Photo A Locke.

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24 January 2020.
6989 with new stablemate 6984. Photo C Jones.