Tag Archives: East Lancs

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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CoBo Bodylift

On Saturday 24th September 2011 Class 28 Co-Bo D5705 was lifted off its bogies for the second time in preservation, in the yard at Baron Street Loco works on the East Lancashire Railway after a couple of months of preparations. … 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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45135 Liners

Engine repairs on 45135 continues at the East Lancs with removal of A2 liner on Saturday. This brought a surprise when the seals were inspected, as shown in this closeup of the lower section on the liner that fits in … Continue reading

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Jack and Pack

As so often happens, Murphy’s law comes into play when there is a choice between easy and hard, and the extraction of the remaining two air reservoirs proved no exception. Despite being assured that there would be enough room between … 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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Encore at East Lancs

The shortage of steam locos at the East Lancs Railway (ie nil) resulted in an urgent request to the visiting diesel groups to operate the timetabled passenger services this weekend. 45060, 47765 and 50044 were rostered for Saturday, with Sherwood … Continue reading

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