Kettering Furnaces No. 3 Restoration Project

Steam Train to Return to Waterford

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway Company CLG has finally achieved its ambition to own a steam locomotive following the decision of the National Trust UK to donate a steam locomotive to the charity.

The locomotive known as Kettering Furnaces No. 3, is 3ft narrow gauge, built by Black Hawthorn & Co in 1885. The locomotive spent the whole of its working life in the Kettering Coal and Iron Company ltd in Northamptonshire. The railway closed in 1962 and the locomotive was transferred to the Penrhyn Castle Museum shortly after where it has been preserved indoors by the National Trust.

WSVR has given the task of restoring it to an Engineering Services in England. On receipt of the loco they will assess it and plan a phased restoration. The total restoration is estimated to be €250k.

WSVR will fundraise for each phase of the work. If you would like to see a steam locomotive once again journey along the banks of the river Suir, please support this exciting and unique project

Send a donation to support the Kettering Furnaces No. 3 Steam Restoration Project. Please use the link to idonate page below to make a donation online . You can select the amount you wish to donate or insert your own amount. We are grateful for any donation large or small. For further information please email Kilmeadan Station