Was it the right type of coal? GWR locos can be a bit finicky when it comes to coal in the tender.
It has gone very quiet of late.
45593 was paired with a 3500 gall tender when withdrawn. 45562 had a 4000 gall one. A straightforward swap was done.
Is that Stanier 8F still in Iraq?
Don't know why they were thrown out. The Duke people reckon there was excessive wear on the cylinder bores. Yes, there are drawings. By the way,...
Better than Bihar and Orissa?
I have a large microfiche viewer, ex John Browns of Clydebank. When viewing microfiches, the quality is quite good, but the scan or print from the...
The NRM does have a step ladder in the reading room at Search Engine.
61057. Into service July 1946. Crashed March 1950. Cut up April 1950.
The condensing tanks, 9700-9710, were all plain black livery. Old Oak's pannier 8771 was lined out....
Recorded 16.08.1958 10-22 am Leicester to St Pancras.
The fitting of LNER type piston heads/rods was an experiment carried out on Brits 70035-70044 . The units were fitted during 1952/3 and removed in...
Like all Gresley designed locos, there is extensive use of fitted bolts on the frame structure of the P2.
Gresley and his junior, Bulleid, used fitted bolts extensively on the assembly of the frame plates, axlebox guides and stretchers of their locos.
Has there been any consultation with the A1 Steam Trust?
Would suggest using three or four fluted core drills.
Rota broaches are basically a trepanning tool and require a spring loaded centre as a guide,...
Riley's site in Heywood, which is not rail connected.
Had to get an old Ian Allan Combined out.
B1 71 ton 3 cwt loco, 52 ton tender
V4 70 ton 8 cwt loco 42 ton 15 cwt tender
Not as far as I know. Some of the LMS rebuilt Royal Scot Class were fitted with roller bearings on the big end of the inside connecting rod,...
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