WSR Locomotive Restoration Project and Fund
Supporting Steam Locomotives on the West Somerset Railway
The West Somerset Railway Locomotive Restoration Project supports the long term security of locomotives operating on the West Somerset Railway. The project and associated WSR Locomotive Restoration Fund are for the restoration of locomotives intended for use or already in use on the West Somerset Railway and which comply with the fund guidelines set by the Trustees.
The priorities are two WSRA owned ex GWR locomotives. Firstly Small Prairie 4561 followed by Manor Class 7821 "Ditcheat Manor".
Restoring Small Prairie 4561
WSRA owned Small Prairie 4561 has been out of service since 1998.
It's at WS Restoration at Williton where staff and volunteers are getting on with the first task of cataloging and examining the various parts of the locomotive in preparation for achieving a rolling chassis. The Cylinder blocks are away being machined and are expected back by the end of the year.
Small Prairie 4561 in steam on the West Somerset Railway
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WSR Locomotive Restoration Fund, West Somerset Railway Association, The Railway Station, Bishops Lydeard, TAUNTON, TA4 3BX.