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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

BR(WR) Modified Hall Class 4-6-0 No. 6989 Wightwick Hall

Shed Noticeboard - 6989 Report

A new copper band has been fitted to the chimney in traditional style by an ex-Swindon employee and it has been attracting many admiring glances. The driving wheel axle boxes and journals have been inspected and new felt pads fitted. The next job is to lower the frames back onto the wheels. The vacuum cylinder for the brakes has been refitted to the frames. Progress is steady, but restricted by the size of the working party - so extra pairs of hands are always welcome. The 6989 Group raises all its own funds and members are reminded that they can support the engine by purchasing items from the Carriage Shop.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Shed Noticeboard - 6989 Report - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

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