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The restoration of vintage locomotives and rolling stock is a significant part of the Railway's activities. This page reviews some of the major projects completed over the years.
Fowler 0-4-0 DM shunter FB7342 was built in 1958, and worked at Swindon's Pressed Steel car body plant. In 1980 it came to the Swindon & Cricklade railway on loan, and was subsequently purchased. Here it is at Hayes Knoll, after an extensive mechanical and electrical overhaul and external restoration
Fowler diesel
Fowler FB7342 at Hayes Knoll.
BR Class 08 Diesel Electric No 13261 seen here at the railway's October 2010 Diesel Gala. Something of a surprise, as the loco is still in the final stages of restoration. The Gala appearance was its first duty on a passenger train since arriving at the railway from Brighton in 1996. 08 on passenger train
08 No 13261 on its first passenger train duty since arriving at the railway.
Fowler 0-4-0 DM shunter 21442 Woodbine has now been completely restored, both mechanically and externally. Woodbine was built in 1933, and worked at WD&HO Wills' Swindon factory. Woodbine was presented to the Railway when Wills' closed their factory in 1980. External restoration follows photographs of the locomotive at Wills.
Woodbine
Woodbine at Hayes Knoll on its 70th birthday.
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Fowler 0-4-0 DH shunter 4220031 "Blunsdon"was built in 1964.Its present owner has carried out a complete mechanical overhaul plus bodywork repairs. Modern additions include LED marker lights, high intensity headlights, through vacuum pipe with setter (brake operating valve) and twin air horns.
Blunsdon
"Blunsdon" after restoration, early May 2010.

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