Modified Hall

  • Twin 4-6-0s for Quainton Road   as ‘Owsden’ moves from Swindon

    Twin 4-6-0s for Quainton Road as ‘Owsden’ moves from Swindon

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    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Railway Centre (BRC) is the official home to a pair of Hawksworth ‘Modified Hall’ 4-6-0s after adding semi-restored No. 6984 Owsden Hall to its list of resident locos.  The surprise news that owner Trevor Westbury was transferring No. 6984 from the Swindon & Cricklade Railway (S&CR) to Quainton was announced in mid-November, with the…

  • Two Barry locomotives return in one weekend!

    Two Barry locomotives return in one weekend!

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    PRESERVATION history was made over the weekend of March 2/3 when two steam locomotives that have been restored to working order from Barry scrapyard condition were officially launched into traffic. It took a total of 77 years for BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80097 and WR 4-6-0 Modified Hall No. 6989 Wightwick Hall to be…

  • ‘Foremarke’ joins ‘Saint’ at Didcot mini-gala

    ‘Foremarke’ joins ‘Saint’ at Didcot mini-gala

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    HAWKSWORTH ‘Modified Hall’ No. 7903 Foremarke Hall will make a rare visit away from its Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway home on June 7-9 in order to appear alongside ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend at Didcot Railway Centre’s Hall & Saint Gala.  The two locomotives, which represent both ends of GWR 4-6-0 development, will be in steam together…

  • March 3 launch date at BRC for Wightwick Hall

    March 3 launch date at BRC for Wightwick Hall

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    Hawksworth ‘Modified Hall’ No. 6989 Wightwick Hall will have its public launch into traffic at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.

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