Painstaking restoration for Wickham trolley at Midsomer Norton

A TYPE 27A MkIII gangers’ trolley (Wickham 7504) has had a thorough restoration at the Somerset & Dorset Railway, Midsomer Norton. 

When acquired it had been robbed of parts for the restoration of sister Wickham 7505 (Nos. PWM4302 and TR19) at Norden on the Swanage Railway.

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The Midsomer Norton vehicle has had to have many parts sourced and overhauled, including some specially made by the team led by Alan Humphries. The work was mainly done over a five-month period, with the first test run on June 17. 

Read more in the September 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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Sam Hewitt