With Covid-19 restrictions beginning to show signs of easing is it hoped to make a limited return to SVR Bewdley in mid March to take part in a Grand Shunt which is intended to release the chassis of GWR 2-6-2T No.4150 ready for its journey up to Bridgnorth (to be re-united with the overhauled boiler). The shunt was started in week commencing 8th March but had to be curtailed due to state of trackwork. The SVR P. Way team have now re-laid the offending section and it is hoped to resume the shunt in week commencing 29th March. At the same time it is also intended to move the chassis of MW2047 into the covered area previously occupied by 4150.
With the SVR re-opening from 12th April restoration work has now resumed on MW2047.
On 18th April the site was given a tidy up and the rear frames of the locomotive were uncovered and given a first coat of black gloss paint. Plans are also being made to move the new buffer beams from their current location adjacent to the goods shed wall to a new location much closer to the locomotive. A spare A frame has been found at Bridgnorth which will be used to lower old beams and lift new beams into position and it is hoped to transport this frame to Bewdley shortly.
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