Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide the options and financial
implications of restoring the Locomotion No 1 Replica and the
The Cabinet Member
with the Local Services Portfolio introduced the report of the
Group Director of Services (previously circulated) requesting that
consideration be given to the release of capital funding for the
restoration of the Locomotion No1 Replica.
The submitted report stated that, following the acquisition of the Locomotion No1 Replica from Beamish, the assessment of the condition and the work required to bring it back into full operational order in time for the 2025 bicentenary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR) had now been completed; outlined the works required, including the building of a number of chaldron waggons and coaches for people to ride in; and the funding required to enable the works to progress.
Questions were raised at the meeting in relation to the exact costs in terms of the restoration of the Locomotion No. 1 Replica; clarification around what the £0.496m would be used for; and whether there was any scope to recoup monies from activities retrospectively.
RESOLVED - That capital of £0.496m, as detailed in the submitted report, to carry out the restoration of the Locomotion No1 Replica and associated chaldron waggons and coach, as detailed in the submitted report, be approved.
REASON - To restore the Locomotion No 1 Replica ready for the bicentenary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (S&DR).
Report author: Charleen Dods
Publication date: 09/09/2022
Date of decision: 06/09/2022
Decided at meeting: 06/09/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/09/2022