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More work at Tyseley

Last weekend at Tyseley work continued fitting the cylinder lagging and completing the brake rodding. Meanwhile the boiler has been passed by the inspector to have the tubes fitted.

2018 Raffle Ticket Results

Winning raffle ticket numbers

1st prize 2000

2nd prize3170

3rd prize 1482

4th prize 4603

We will be contacting you over the next day or two


The Betton Grange Team

Betton Grange moves to Tyseley

On the 25th June the locomotive was transported to Tyseley in readiness for the boiler to be fitted. This should take place during the summer.  Once complete the movement back to Llangollen will be start of the work needed to finish the locomotive.

Yes we are getting very close to finishing the job. Right now we’re seeking sponsors for the Superheater elements, twenty one of each are needed to finish the boiler. See our shop page here.

photos of 6880 arriving at Tyseley where the locomotive will be on display in the workshop during this weekends Open Day.  See you there.


New Work at Llangollen

our working parties continue at Llangollen preparing for the cylinder pressure test shortly to be carried out

meanwhile with the locomotive positioned over the pit at Llangollen, we were able to take these unusual pictures of the locomotive from beneath.

Results of Warley Raffle

the following tickets were drawn at Warley

could the claimants with winning tickets please contact

Liz McGuinness 07880 504519

1st prize 06291
2nd prize 06284
3rd prize 06221
4th prize 07776
5th prize 05576
6th prize 03541
7th prize 06693 – claimed
8th prize 06085
9th prize 07844
10th prize 04045

6880 Goes to the Warley Show

last week 6880 left Llangollen for the first time being loaded for transport to the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 24th November.

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Once at the NEC the locomotive was fitted with its copper cap to the chimney, the brass safety valve bonnet and the whistles. A Grange 80 headboard and Express lamps were fitted too




6880 is back on its Wheels

re-wheeled yesterday 6th September. We can now build the locomotive up for show at the NEC’s Warley Show 26-27th November.


A Morgan from Germany

In June we were delighted to welcome 2 visitors Rüdiger Gaydoul and Christoph Wachendorf, when we had a chance to show them round 6880 Betton Grange. We are delighted that Rüdiger has bought as a gift for his friend Christoph Wachendorf for his 60th Birthday sponsoring the Smoke box Feed Lubricating casting.


“Grange 80′ at Llangollen Saturday 24th September

it is 80 years since the first Grange Class locomotive was built at Swindon in 1936. To celebrate this event we are holding a very special day at Llangollen, the home of No. 6880 Betton Grange. Join us on this special day.

click the following link to download the application form to confirm your attendance.

Grange 80


STOP PRESS: Whilst aligning the left hand cylinder our Engineer Chris Moore discovered an anomaly with the axle boxes on the left hand side of the locomotive. The workshop staff at Llangollen Railway have confirmed this. Unfortunately for corrective action to take place this has required the removal of the cylinders along with the springs, Hornstays and Bogie to enable the Grange to be lifted off the wheelsets. The volunteer workforce have worked hard over the weekend to achieve this.
We are grateful for the co-operation of Llangollen Railway, with agreement and look forward to this corrective work to be done by them as soon as possible. It is hoped that the Grange will be re-assembled in time for our AGM (18th June) and we can resume in achieving our target of presentation for the various events this year culminating in the Warley Show at the NEC in November.