Section 6  -  Trust News


0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' at SVR Bridgnorth in

November 2010shortly after its arrival by road from Kidderminster.

This is the last photo of the locomotive when it was still complete. 


(photo:   Duncan Ballard)



 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' in the Workshop

at SVR Bridgnorth during July

2015 in partly dismantled state. Driving wheels, axleboxes &

springs were in the process of

being re-furbished whilst the

frames had been prepared to

recieve a second coat of black

gloss paint.


(photo:   David Cooke)                                                                         








0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

New RH Cylinder Casting at Timsons Engineering,

Kettering in March 2017. This and the new LH

Cylinder will be fully machined before delivery to

SVR Bridgnorth.            


(photo:   Nigel Cripps)





0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Cylinder Block Assembly at SVR

Bridgnorth in late May 2018 following

delivery from Timsons Engineering.


(photo:   courtesy of Carl Jones)





0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Old boiler being loaded onto a GWR

well wagon at SVR Bridgnorth in mid

July 2018. The original saddletank can

be seen on the left.


(photo:   David Cooke)


0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

Saddletank being lowered onto a GWR

well wagon containg the old boiler and

smokebox at SVR Bridgnorth in mid July

2018. It is intended to move all three

items plus the frames down to Bewdley

once the new cylinders have been installed

in the frames prior to re-fitting wheels.


(photo:   David Cooke)




0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

With cylinder block assembly installed

and correctly aligned in frames, slidebars

added ready for drilling and final fitting

of new retaining bolts at SVR Bridgnorth

in late October 2018.


(photo:   David Cooke)

                   0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire' has finally been removed from the Kidderminster Railway

                   Museum (in November 2010) and transported by road to SVR Bridgnorth where it  has been

                   dismantled and assessed to establish the cost of overhaul and restoration to working order.

                   The design work required for the new boiler has now been completed and a quote obtained

                   to construct the boiler. The frames, Wheel sets and Axleboxes are being refurbished and a New

                   set of Springs obtained in order to achieve a rolling chassis. The cylinders have been removed

                   from the frames in order to carry out repairs to the RH casting.  The repair was successful but

                   it has since been discovered that the main bore is cracked meaning the RH casting will need to

                   be replaced.  A new drawing has being prepared and a quote obtained for a polystyrene

                   pattern and new casting. In 2016 it was decided to go for new castings of both RH & LH cylinders

                   as this would be more cost effective. New cylinders were duely cast at Timsons Engineering of

                   Kettering (in March 2017) and these have been fully machined, assembled and hydraulically tested

                   before being delivered to the SVR (in May 2018). 

                   Due to better storage facities and more volunteer labour available it had been decided to move

                   the locomotive to Bewdley to complete the restoration.  Some of the parts removed from the

                   locomotive and other spare parts have already been moved from Bridgnorth to Bewdley and

                   placed in secure storage.


                   0-6-0T HE686 is currently awaiting an overhaul but has been cosmetically restored as 'The Lady

                   Armaghdale' (in red livery) and since October 2010 has been on static display in the Engine

                   House Museum at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway where it will remain until further notice.

                   The locomotive has been examined whilst at Highley and an estimate of the cost of returning

                   it to working order has been produced.  However, we will have to wait in the overhaul queue

                   (probably until mid 2020's).



 0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

on Static Display at the Engine House Museum

at Highley on the Severn Valley Railway in

February 2014. The locomotive was at the

time being inspected by SVR Engineers

to assess what repairs were necessary

to return it to working order.


(photo:   David Cooke)





 The New smart Display Board provided by the

Engine House Museum at SVR Highley for

0-6-0T HE No.686 of 1989 'The Lady Armaghdale'

as seen in October 2014.


(photo:   David Cooke)



During a Grand Shunt to re-arrange

Exhibits in The Engine House Museum

at SVR Highley 0-6-0T HE686 of 1898

'The Lady Armaghdale' is seen outside

in the sunshine on Wednesday 20th

June 2018, eight years since the loco

first entered The Engine House.


(photo:   David Cooke)