Ex-Stewarts & Lloyds 0-6-0ST needs you!

THE CUSTODIANS of Hawthorn Leslie 0-6-0ST No. 3837 are appealing for help in the restoration of the Lavender Line-based locomotive after membership dropped from 40 to just 19.

Can you help the Hawthorn Leslie 3837 Preservation Society achieve its goal of returning the ex-Corby Steelworks 0-6-0ST to steam? The loco is pictured at its current home at the Lavender Line. GARY BOYD-HOPE

Brian Davis, of the Hawthorn Leslie 3837 Preservation Society, has contacted the local and railway press in an effort to drum up some support for the former Stewarts & Lloyds Corby Iron & Steel Works loco, progress on which has been a lot slower than expected since it moved from a Leatherhead leisure park to Isfield in March 2011.

The lack of members and active volunteers to work on the 1934-built loco has been cited as the major hurdle to ongoing restoration work, which in turn affects fund-raising activities.

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