Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ashington No.5 Update

New boiler tubes have now been ordered and are due to arrive very soon, these will be installed, shortly after they have arrived, by Matthew Storey Engineering Ltd which will take approx 1-2 weeks. The locomotive will then undergo a hydraulic test in November alongside a thorough annual exam, after that the locomotive can then be reassembled ready for Santa Specials duties 

Photo from 2016 (C) A.Whiteford
John in the smokebox polishing up the holes in the tubeplate so they're ready to have new tubes fitted

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