The WSR Wagon Restoration Group is formed
Following a successful first meeting on 15 June 2017, Dave Horton, WSR's Head of Mechanical Engineering has confirmed Peter Chilcott has kindly volunteered to act as Project Leader.
Group activity will initially focus on the SR/WD brake van no 49017, work on which has already started, followed by a repaint of the two WD opens already marshalled in the Heritage Goods train. The ex-SR/WD generator van is also intended to return to the consist.
It was agreed at the first meeting that the long-term aim is to create two distinct trainsets - (1) a GWR heritage train, using predominantly 813 Fund vehicles, and (2) a 'military train' using the many ex-WD wagons on or about the Railway.
Peter Chilcott will develop a longer-term restoration plan, in conjunction with Nick Baxter of the 813 Fund.
New volunteers are always welcome - please contact Peter Chilcott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 June 2017
Details kindly provided by West Somerset Railway Plc