6024 News – Spring 2020

At this difficult time we feel it is important to bring news of 6024. As you will appreciate all work on the overhaul at Minehead had to cease in March. Government guidelines put the core of our working party in the “vulnerable” group and the West Somerset Railway has rightly closed its doors for the time being.

We had been working towards having 6024 near complete for its 90th birthday in late June. Clearly this is also no longer going to be possible. It is extremely frustrating that after an excellent start to 2020, following the return of the boiler, we can no longer predict when the locomotive will be completed.

That is the bad news but it is not all doom and gloom! There has been much progress in the past few months, a summary follows spread across several posts which are now available on the news area of the 6024 Preservation Society Ltd’s website.