Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 6989 'Wightwick Hall'
Quainton Road, Buckinghamshire, UK
Location: Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Status: Operational
Posted: Jun 19, 2022 @ 06:06:45 by Russell Newman
With its repairs nearly completed, ex GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" will be visiting the Bluebell Railway for the summer season. It will be the first time a GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 has visited the line. No. 6989 will be debut at the Bluebell Railway during their Model Railway Weekend on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2022.
Posted: Nov 4, 2021 @ 15:11:11 by Russell Newman
As mentioned the ex GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" is returning home to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre after its loan to the Battlefield Line Railway ended due to the locomotive failing with a problem which repairs will be carried out at Quainton Road over the winter.
Posted: Feb 3, 2021 @ 10:02:52 by Russell Newman
The ex GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" is going on a two year loan to the Battlefield Line Railway at Shackerstone in Leicestershire where it will remain until January 2023.
Posted: Oct 16, 2019 @ 09:10:50 by Russell Newman
The newly restored No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" is currently visiting the Battlefield Line Railway for their 50th Anniversary Gala weekend from the 18th to 20th of October 2019. But it has just been announced that the locomotive will be staying at the railway for a further 3 months till January 2020.
Posted: Apr 15, 2019 @ 05:04:55 by Russell Newman
The first visit to a another preserved railway by No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" after its restoration will be the Battlefield Line Railway for their 50th Anniversary Gala weekend from the 18th to 20th of October 2019.
Posted: Dec 14, 2018 @ 10:12:38 by Russell Newman
No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" is to have its big official public launch in to service at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre after its 41 year restoration on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019.
Posted: Dec 11, 2018 @ 09:12:27 by Russell Newman
GWR Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6989 "Wightwick Hall" has been steamed and moved under its own steam for the very first time in almost 41 years. This marks the completion of 6989s restoration and is the 150th steam locomotive that was rescued from Dai Woodhams Yard in Barry South Wales to steam again in preservation. No. 6989 will under go testing before it is let lose on the Heritage Railway circuit in 2019.