Western Locomotive Association


9th April 2024
New Fundraising Officer Appointed!

Following a recent WLA Management Committee Meeting, it was decided to create a new Committee Member post, specifically for fundraising. On behalf of the WLA Committee, I am pleased to […]

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28th March 2024
New WLA Legacy Guide..!

The WLA has just produced a new Legacy Guide! The purpose of the Guide is to provide suitable wording for Western enthusiasts who wish to make a bequest, which is […]

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19th February 2024
Second (and largest) WLA Order placed for D1013's bogie overhaul!

Following the WLA's recent order for bogie Pedestal Brackets, a further order has been placed for 16 Bogie Spring Hangers which will be specially forged by WH Tildesley Ltd, one […]

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19th February 2024
WLA acquires D1036!

Following a successful bid at an auction house on Saturday, 17th February 2024, the WLA acquired a pair of head-code doors, complete with blinds and mechanisms in remarkably good condition, […]

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9th February 2024
First order placed for D1013's bogie overhaul!

The WLA has just placed a substantial order (in monetary terms) for four Pedestal Brackets, washers, pins and bushes for D1013 Western Ranger, plus a further two Pedestal Brackets to […]

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29th January 2024
WLA 50th Anniversary Held!

On Saturday, 27th January 2024, the Western Locomotive Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary at Swindon's STEAM Museum, the birthplace of Westerns and the place where D1062 was restored to her former glory back […]

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Western Locomotive Association 50 Years

The WESTERN LOCOMOTIVE ASSOCIATION is a company limited by guarantee - Registered No: 3873466
Registered Address: 5, Prospect Place, Millennium Way, Pride Park, Derby, England DE24 8HG. Charity No. 1115058