6024 king edward 1
Pic courtesy of Steamlocomotives.co.uk
6024 was built in June 1930, a King class GW locomotive weighing 136 tons. She was saved from the cutters torch at Dai Woodhams at Barry by the 6024 Preservation Society, who run and maintain her to this day.
The locomotive is no stranger to the mainline and is a regular visitor to heritage railways.
The locomotive is currently undergoing a very heavy overhaul, which will see her emerge even better than before, hopefully in 2020.
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The Future of 6024: A Joint Statement
On Behalf of the 6024 Preservation Society Ltd and the Royal Scot
Locomotive and General Trust
On 23rd February, locomotive 6024 King Edward I is planned to depart Minehead by
road for transport to the Crewe workshops of LNWR (Heritage).
Over the past eleven years, the 6024 Preservation Society (6024PS) has carried out
the overhaul of 6024 at Minehead on behalf of the owner, the Royal Scot Locomotive
and General Trust (RSL>).
As engineering and technical requirements for operation on Network Rail have
changed over the past eleven years, the RSL> as the owner of the locomotive wish
to assure themselves of the condition of the locomotive prior to the completion of the
overhaul. Therefore, the locomotive is being transported to Crewe for an engineering
audit by various industry stakeholders and authorised bodies as part of the assurance
Once the tasks required to complete the overhaul are understood, it is planned for
the locomotive to be returned to Minehead for the Society to complete the overhaul.