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Nose Up

Despite the cold and snow, work continues with the fleet at Barrow Hill, Wirksworth and Bury. New nitrile rubber seals have been fitted across the top of Sherwood’s nose and the crown craned on. Next job will be to re-drill … Continue reading

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Wintry Blues

The last couple of weeks has seen activity on three of our fleet, adjusting to the cold weather and loss of daylight. Carl has started bolting the nose end on to Sherwood, with the difficult job of lining up the … 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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Liner Line-up

Liners were the order of the day on 45135 at the East Lancs Railway, with the remaining four being pulled out of A-bank. These were followed by the pistons and con-rods, all of which await refurbishment in the workshop. While … Continue reading

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200 Years

With our youngest locomotive “Sherwood Forester” reaching its 50th anniversary last Friday, the four Sulzers in our fleet now combine over 200 years since their ex-works dates: 45105 (D86)  11/3/61 45135 (D99)  6/5/61 33035 (D6553) 6/5/61 45060 (D100) 13/5/61 Those … Continue reading

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45135 takes cover

45135 has been moved into Buckley Wells Carriage Shed at the East Lancs Railway, so that work on the engine rebuild can continue under cover. The last liner bore on B-side has been prepped. This was B3 position and by … Continue reading

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45135 first report!

Our first report from the Away Team at the East Lancs brings news of progress with the engine rebuild. The story so far, one bank of six pistons and liners have been out and the main bearings renewed. XX months … Continue reading

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