On Fri 20th Nov 2015 our Peckett 0-4-0 saddle tank loco ‘Rocket’ succesfully passed her steam test after its recent overhaul. This was an amazing achievement as at one point it looked as if we would have to either substitute services with a diesel loco or to hire in a standby loco. Thanks to the herculean efforts of Kevin Jones, Ian Heighway and the rest of our volunteer team and the staunch support and specialist work carried out by Tyseley Locomotive Works we now have a serviceable steam loco for our fast approaching Santa season. However, all this could not have been achieved without the the very generous donations given by the following;
Alan Cox, Ian Loffman, Paul Sanderson, Andy Fox, Bryan Spencer, Charlie Easterbrook, R I Johnson, John Cutts, Derek Jeynes, Mark Paynter, Wellington Methodist Ladies Group and three donors who wished to remain anonymous.