Cosmetic Restoration Of No.6 Peveril
In late 1993 following the enormous success of the Year Of Railways and invited by manager Robert Smith to once again become involved with the railway following a long spell restoring the Groudle Glen Railway fron 1982, Association volunteers were invited to undertake cosmetic restoration of a stored locomotive and quickly it was decided to select No.6 Peveril which had been out of use since Auigust 1960. In early 1994 it was removed from the old carriage shed into the workshops where work began in earnest, local members and those from the Mainland Area Group spending several weekends preparing the locomotive; a livery of Indian Red was decided upon and this was applied by the early spring, with lining out expertly applied the following year by Alex McBride from the workshops. The completed locomotive was first displayed at the head of an Association special train in July 1994 for photography purposes and thereafter it was stored in the running shed and emerged for various photographic events before entering the museum.
Bill Cubbon, James Maddrell, Grant Taylor, Colin Kelly, Tony Beard, Jonathan Kennaugh, Dave Booth, Rob Taylor, Peter Hodgett and Rich Booth.
The summer of 1995 with lining out completed No.6 taking part in one of the popular evening photography sessions staged as part of the International Railway Festival.
No.6 in the railway museum at Port Erin in the winter of 2022 following a second repaint by the Association and cleaned in preparation for the upcoming season.
No.6 on display at St. John's in 1968 carrying the spring green livery applied to the locomotive by the Association the previous year, our first involvement with the locomotive.
Work in progress in Douglas Workshops in February 1994 by Association volunteers shortly after commencing rubbing down the spring green paintwork.
Groudle Glen Railway centenary celebrations in 1996 saw further staged photography sessions at Douglas Station in which No.6 played a key role on display outside hthe worksgops.