Restoration of 2859.


Acquiring a steam locomotive is only the first step, the next step is a full restoration to running order.

2859 has been cosmetically restored since she was saved from Barry yard but has not yet been operationally restored. As a result of that the teams work to restore her is likely to take a few years (current plans for full restoration by 2029).

There is a significant amount of work to be undertaken and the first stage will be to clean her up and remove all the rust and other stains in order to establish any particular concerns that may have emerged from the last engineering report taht was undertaken on her.

Once this stage has been completed then a programme of works will be created and working party weekends and days will be created based on this plan. Naturally some of the work will need to be contracted out and the plans will reflect these periods.