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Polish-built Tkh 0-6-0T locomotive No 3135 Spartan
Spartan is the railway's first wholly-owned steam locomotive, and arrived on 2nd December 2014 from the Spa Valley Railway.
             No 3135 was built in 1953 by Fabryka Lokomotyw of Chrzanow. A number of sister locomotives are working on other UK heritage railways. First duties were on our 2014 Santa Specials.
Spartan
Andrew Barclay 0-6-0ST No 2138 Swordfish
1941-built "Swordfish" re-entered service on the Swindon & Cricklade railway in July 2016, after a ten-year restoration program. In the picture alongside, "Swordfish" is seen in steam after 65 years out of service.
Locomotives being actively restored
Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T "No 70" ex-Manchester Ship Canal
"No 70" is currently out of service as a boiler overhaul is required. The main requirement is a new inner firebox. The boiler is soon to be sent away for remedial work. Once overhauled 70 will return to traffic in Manchester Ship Canal lined slate grey livery.
No 70
Other locomotives. Two other steam locomotives are being actively restored on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway.
Part-restored GWR 4-6-0 No 6984 "Owsden Hall" has arrived from the Glos Warwicks Railway. Work on No 6984 is ongoing, with the tender virtually complete. Work is also ongoing on Hunslet 0-6-0ST No 2413 'Gunby' of 1941.
Depending on the nature of the work, these may seen in the Hayes Knoll shed or in various places around the Railway!
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