Thomas Wicksteed and Alister were visitors to the Hanworth Loop of the Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway from the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. In 2013 the Kew Bridge Museum site was being developed under “Project Aquarius” and the track-work changes on their home rails meant that the railway was be inoperable during this time. Thomas Wicksteed and Alister were loaned to us and allowed us to open in May 2013. We are very grateful for the loan. Both locomotives have now returned home.
Thomas Wicksteed is a Wren Class, 0-4-0, Kerr Stuart design, built in 2009 (coincidentally the same builder as the three locomotives of the original railway).
Alister is a diesel with a 3-cylinder Lister diesel engine (hence the name!).