Section 6  -  Trust News


'Warwickshire' Appeal Launched to raise £50,000 to complete the Restoration of 0-6-0ST MW2047 in time for its Centenary in 2026.

 

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 of 1926 'Warwickshire'

With axleboxes being re-fitted to wheelsets at SVR Bridgnorth

on 11th November 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire'

Saddletank, Smokebox & old Boiler

about to leave SVR Bridgnorth on

25th November bound for Bewdley.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Nigel Cripps)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire'

Well wagon containing  Saddletank, Smokebox

and old Boiler at SVR Bewdley on Saturday

1st December 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire'

In the process of being lowered

onto wheels at SVR Bridgnorth

on Sunday 9th December 2018.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire'

Finally lowered onto its

wheels at SVR Bridgnorth

on Sunday 6th January 2019.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire'

Moved outside into shed yard

at SVR Bridgnorth on Saturday

16th February 2019.

 

(photo:   courtesy of Simon Edwards)

 

 

 

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

At SVR Highley on Friday 29th

March 2019 during the journey

from Bridgnorth to Bewdley.

 

(photo:    David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

AT SVR Bewdley sortly after arrival on

Friday 29th March 2019. following

the journey down from Highley.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Moved to new position inside

SVR Bewdley down yard on

Sunday 28th April 2019.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Saddletank & old boiler moved

to anew position in car park

at SVR Bewdley on

Sunday 28th April 2019.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

With cabroof in the process of being

removed at SVR Bewdley on

Sunday 6th October 2019.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

                   0-6-0ST MW2047 'Warwickshire' was 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. The wagon containing the old boiler, saddletank and smokebox was

                   finally moved down to Bewdley in November 2018. In march 2019 the frames were also towed

                   down to Bewdley after spending a night at Highley.

 

                   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)

0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 'The Lady Armaghdale'

Following another shunt at The Engine House

Visitor Centre in March 2019 the locomotive

is now in a new position (next to the door).

In July 2019 the locomotive will again be

moved outside and leave the SVR to make

a brief visit to the Chateau Impney Hill Climb

Event which is scheduled to take place over

the weekend of 13th & 14th.

 

(photo:   Courtesy of Richard Cooke)