Monthly Archives: November 2011

Let go of my nose!

We have lost count of the number of times we have removed noses from our Peaks, and you would think we could do them (almost) with our eyes shut by now. Not so, as No 2 end cab fought to … Continue reading

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47484 Cabtime

With all the recent effort being put into preparing 33035 and 45060 for diesel galas, work on our latest addition 47484 has taken a bit of a summer break. Anxious to get matters moving again, this Saturday, Nathan, Adam and … Continue reading

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Crompton ETH Generator

Work began last week on the ETH generator on 33035. The ETH was isolated when the loco was allocated for freight duties in BR days, and luckily it was done in such as way that it should be fairly easy … Continue reading

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Heads Off at the East Lancs

Engine work is progressing on the Co-Bo’s Crossley and 45135′s Sulzer at the East Lancs Railway. Carl and his engine team have made a start on the strip down of the Crossley, removing all the cylinder heads, surprisingly without any … Continue reading

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Spanners and Grinders

With the autumn chill setting in, it was a case of working to keep warm and a full scale onslaught of spanners and grinders attacking the engine and nose end of Sherwood. On Saturday, the team made good progress with … Continue reading

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Boxes Away

The headcode boxes and tail-lights were removed from No 2 end of Sherwood, and not before time. All the hinges were seized up and the pins refused to budge even under the persuasion of large hammers and a gas torch. … Continue reading

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Farewell to Trevor Dean

Today we said farewell to Trevor Dean, who died suddenly on the 26th October. Trevor devoted his life to trains, and became involved in railway preservation in the 70′s, partly through his job at British Steel where he persuaded the … Continue reading

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A Tight Fit

187 days after No3 Road was vacated by 33035, the new resident 45060 took up its berth this Saturday. Prior to this, the engine room and boiler room roofs were craned off with the silencer, to give us better access … Continue reading

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