It is with sadness. I have been given permission by the Lewis Evans Family to say that: Esmond Lewis Evans has Passed Away this afternoon, 5/8/2017. As many will know Esmond was at the forefront of Railway Preservation in the early years. Without him, The Bulleid 4DD, 01 Class 0-6-0 number 65 and many Pullman Cars and much more, wouldn’t be here today. Since our group started working with Esmond Lewis Evans on the restoration of the 4DD, we had the opportunity to get to know him really well. We will miss his stories of the ‘Old Days’ his wit and most of all, a man who was a true Gent!

4DD South Eastern Steam Centre. Clan Line in the background. © Clive Parker

A legend in Railway Preservation.

RIP Lewis, We will miss you!

Mark Hickmott, Chairman B4DDDDEMUSG

1 Comment

HOWARD BURGESS · 10 March 2021 at 17:19

I would be interested to know of your proposals for the Sellindge unit. On one of the trip,s that my grandmother took me on in the early 1950s, we travelled from Belvedere to Charing Cross on one of the units.
So I might be interested in getting involved or perhaps making a donation.
Kind regards.

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