Rolling stock currently under restoration

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This page lists those items of rolling stock actively being restored for use as of 2024.

Locations and dates are based on the best available information, although vehicles may occasionally be temporarily moved to make way for members of the running fleet in need of running repairs and completion dates can be subject to delay.

While the title refers to the vehicles as being under restoration, many could more correctly be described as undergoing overhaul or repair. For example, 4150 is the only steam locomotive being restored from scrapyard condition after a period of disuse, all the others were withdrawn from service for the purpose of overhaul.

Most restoration groups have a website with regular news updates. Where available, the list includes a direct link to that news page.

Steam locomotives Location Completion due External link Notes
GWR Large Prairie 4150 Bridgnorth Loco Works 4150 Fund News
GWR 7802 Bradley Manor Tyseley 2024 Erlestoke Manor Fund News
SR 34027 Taw Valley Bridgnorth Loco Works 2025
MW 2047 Warwickshire Bewdley Down Yard 2026 Centenary year Warwickshire Industrial Locomotive Trust News
Diesel locomotives Location Completion due External link Notes
08635 Kidderminster Diesel Depot Harrier hydro shunter conversion to run on hydrogen power
BR Class 35 D7029 Kidderminster Diesel Depot Long term Project Diesel Traction Group News
BR Class 52 D1013 Western Ranger Kidderminster Diesel Depot 2024 Western Locomotive Association News
Carriages Location Completion due External link Notes
Barry Railway Carriage 163 Hampton Loade In April 2022 the owning Trust announced that they and the Railway had agreed that 163 will leave the SVRSevern Valley Railway[1].
GWR 2242 Corridor Brake Third Kidderminster Carriage Repair Works GW(SVR)A News Overhaul paused waiting work on the roof at and space in Bewdley DownIn reference to the direction of travel means away from the major terminus (i.e. towards Bridgnorth on the present day SVR) Yard
GWR 2426 Toplight Full Third Bewdley Down Yard Long term Project GW(SVR)A News
GWR 4786 Full Third Bewdley Down Yard 2024 GW(SVR)A News
GWR 9581 Wheelchair accessible Buffet Car Bewdley Down Yard LNER Coach Fund News Formerly GWRGreat Western Railway 5043 Full Third. In use as workshop. Being converted to Wheelchair Buffet.
GWR 9615 Kitchen Diner First Kidderminster Carriage Shed Overhaul paused in January 2022
LMS Brake Third Corridor 26921 Bridgnorth Long term Project Overhaul will involve rebuilding the luggage area into a wheelchair, lavatory and open saloon format.
LNER 43612 Open Third Bewdley paint shop Commenced overhaul 2022
Wagons Location Completion due External link Notes
GWR 66 Breakdown Tool Van Hampton Loade
GWR 89 Riding/Dormitory Van Bewdley Down Yard GW(SVR)A restoration updates Under restoration from 2022 to provide a mess van for the Great Western (SVR) Association volunteers
GWR 1257 Siphon G Bogie Milk Van Bewdley Down Yard Moved to Bewdley 2022 for bodywork repairs
GWR 14984 Workshop Van (Signal Dept) Kidderminster Railway Museum Long term project
GWR 105873 'Mica B' Refrigerated Meat Van Bewdley Down Yard Wagon department News Inside the Goods Shed
GWR 95353 Mink 'A' Covered Goods Van Kidderminster
GWR 98480 5 plank Open Goods Wagon Bewdley Down Yard Wagon department News
BR 993898 'Shark' Ballast Plough Brake Bridgnorth
GWR 83831 Loco Coal Wagon Bewdley Down Yard
Other rolling stock Location Completion due External link Notes
GWR 601 1Ton 10cwt Hand Crane Kidderminster Railway Museum Cosmetic(?) restoration in progress April 2022
GWR 446 6Ton Hand Crane Arley Cosmetic restoration
GWR 2501 Flat Wagon Arley For use as crane runner for 446

In addition to those listed above, there are two new build locomotives currently under construction on the SVRSevern Valley Railway; BR 3MT 82045 and Catch Me Who Can, the latter outside and visible from the public area at Bridgnorth Loco Works.

See also

List of rolling stock


  1. Barry Railway Carriage Trust on Facebook, 30 April 2022