Section 7A.4 - 1974 to 1993

MW2047 'Warwickshire' at S.V.R.  1974 - 1979

 

 

 

 

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

in Caledonian Livery at SVR Bridgnorth

in August 1974. This was the final livery

to be carried whilst the locomotive was

in active service.              

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

In Caledonian Railway Livery at SVR

Bridgnorth in August 1974.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Alongside LMS 2-6-0 No.46521 at SVR

Bridgnorth in August 1974.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

Following repainting in Caledonian

Railway livery at SVR Bridgnorth

on 28th August 1974.

 

(photo:   David Idle)

 

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

Facing North following its visit to the

N.A.C. at Stoneleigh in loco yard at SVR

Bridgnorth preparing to haul ash

wagons down to Hampton Loade

on 1st September 1974.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

now facing North for the first time

(following its recent Visit to Stoneleigh)

at SVR Bridgnorth in September 1974.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

Heading down Eardington Bank with ash

wagons bound for SVR Hampton Loade

on 1st September 1974.

 

(photo:   David Idle)

 

 

 

 

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

on P.Way Department Duty at SVR

Hampton Loade in September 1974.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

At SVR Hampton Loade with an empty stock

train bound for Bridgnorth in March 1975.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Departing from SVR Hampton Loade

with an empty stock working to

Bridgnorth in March 1975.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

on an ECS working at SVR

Hay Bridge in March 1975.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

on an ECS working at SVR

Hay Bridge in March 1975.          

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

on Eardington Bank heading towards SVR Bridgnorth with an ECS working from

Hampton  Loade in March 1975.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

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

in the midst of a busy shed yard at SVR

Bridgnorth in the Summer of 1975.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

in the process of being re-tubed in the

open at SVR Bridgnorth in June 1976.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

on P. Way Department duty at

SVR Bridgnorth in May 1977.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

on P.Way Department duty at SVR Bridgnorth

in May 1977. This would turn out to be one of

the last occasion that the locomotive would

be in steam due to a defective fusible plug.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

On a P.Way train at SVR Bridgnorth

in May 1977. This was one of the last

trains worked before the loco was

withdrawn with a boiler problem.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

on P. Way Department duty at SVR

Eardington Bank in May 1977.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An unusual view taken from the cab of 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' on Eardington Bank

in May 1977. The locomotive was on secondment to

the SVR P. Way Department until withdrawn later in

the year with a defective fusible plug and has not

been steamed since.           

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

on P.Way Department duty at SVR

Eardington Bank in May 1977.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

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

stored in the workshop at SVR Bridgnorth in

August 1979. The locomotive was to remain

in this location until early 1988 when it was dismantled and the boiler sent to Roger

Pridham in Devon for repair. We had to

wait until early 1992 to find out that the

boiler was 'beyond economic repair' and

a new boiler would cost in the region

of £40,000.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

MW2047 at S.V.R.  1988 - 1993

 

The frames of 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 at SVR Bridgnorth in August 1988 whilst the boiler was

at Roger Pridham's Works in Devon. When the boiler was condemed in 1992 it was decided to return the old boiler to Bridgnorth and re-assemble the locomotive, cosmetically

restore and place it on Static Display whilst

funds for a new boiler were raised. Hence

the reason W.I.L.T. was established in 1993.            

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

The frames of 0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926 at SVR Bridgnorth in August 1988 whilst the boiler was

at Roger Pridham's Works in Devon. When the

boiler was later condemed in 1992 it was decided

to return the boiler to Bridgnorth and re-assemble

the loco, cosmetically restore and place on static

display whilst funds were raised for a new boiler.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Saddletank, Cab & Bunker stored at

SVR Bridgnorth in August 1988.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

WILPG Member Catherine Cooke

working on the frames whilst the

boiler was elseware at SVR

Bridgnorth in August 1989.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' Frames

at SVR Bridgnorth in

August 1989.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

  The old Boiler off 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of

1926 'Warwickshire' in the Boiler Shop at

SVR Bridgnorth in July 1993 following its

return from Roger Pridham in Devon.

Although the boiler looks fairly complete

externally, little remained of the

old inner firebox.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Old boiler in the boiler shop at

SVR Bridgnorth in July 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

Old boiler in the boiler shop at

SVR Bridgnorth in July 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' With old

boiler back in the frames

in the yard at SVR

Bridgnorth in August 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

in process of being re-assembled at

SVR Bridgnorth in August 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

  Old boiler back on the frames of 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 at SVR Bridgnorth in August

1993. The locomotive was in the process of

being re-assembled for Static Display at Kidderminster Railway Museum whilst

funds for a new boiler were raised.                        

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

In the process of being re-assembled

in the yard at SVR Bridgnorth

in August 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

In the process of being re-assembled

in the yard at SVR Bridgnorth

in August 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

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

in the loco yard at SVR Bridgnorth

having the cladding re-fitted to

the firebox in September 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

In the yard at SVR Bridgnorth

having its boiler cladding

replaced in September 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Being re-assembled in the yard at

SVR Bridgnorth in September 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW No.2047 of 1926 'Warwickshire' having its saddletank replaced withe the

help of a fork lift truck at SVR Bridgnorth

in September 1993.                              

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Having its saddletank replaced with

the help of a fork lift truck at SVR

Bridgnorth in September 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 0-6-0ST MW2047 of 1926

'Warwickshire' having its

chimney replaced with

the help of a fork lift

truck at SVR Bridgnorth

in September 1993.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

in the workshop at SVR Bridgnorth in

November 1993 waiting for its cab to be

refitted before the locomotive entered

the Paint Shop to be cosmetically

restored in its original green livery.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

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

in the workshop at SVR Bridgnorth in

November 1993 waiting for its cab to be

refitted before the locomotive entered

the paint shop to be cosmetically

restored in its original green livery.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)

 

 

 

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

Last known photo taken of locomotive

in blue livery outside shed at SVR

Bridgnorth in February 1994. Also visible

is 0-6-0T HE686 of 1898 also in blue livery as

'Thomas the Tank Engine'.

 

(photo:   David Cooke)