Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Flying Phil, Feb 23, 2019.
I hope that's authentic period string they're using!!!!
Boscastle will be on the move...travelling to Quorn for display during the Winter Gala (Jan 27 - 29th). It will be 50 years since the locomotive arrived at the GCR from Barry.
During the Winter Gala, the members of Boscastle Shed tours team will be at Quorn giving regular talks about Boscastle and its 50 years on the GCR. The talks are expected to be approx 10 mins long every half hour from Friday 1pm until 3pm, Sat 10 pm to 3 pm and Sunday 10am until 3 pm.
Here is the Leicester Mercury account of its arrival.
Here it is outside in the murk!
Boscastle returns to Quorn, 50 years on.....and goes camping!
Looks a very in tents overhaul...
Here is the view within tent.....
You'll never get the boiler on with the roof that low ...
Exciting news incoming about first use of a Bulleid pacific at Par Docks…
Boscastle is back in the locomotive shed at Loughborough and there has been more finishing work done to the tender pipework.
There has been more work done on the tender pipework and lots of time has been spent on trying to source replacement parts for those which were stolen last year.
Boscastle will again be moved to Quorn for the 50th Anniversary Event June 17/18th. There will be a large photographic display and two or three guides available to talk about the engine and the work being done.
There is a lot of work going on to prepare for Boscastle's move to Quorn for the 50th anniversary event.
It was pleasing to find that the tender was rolling very freely on its previous trip. As part of the overhaul the tender horn guides had been checked and the frames were not quite "square"! This was a longstanding situation probably caused by a heavy "Shunt" in BR days. Needless to say this has now been corrected by machining.
When finished, the tender will be available for hire to other Bulleid locomotive groups.
The new Boscastle Official Supporters Club is steadily gaining members and has now issued its 7th monthly newsletter. ( More details on the Boscastle website.)
Boscastle returned to Quorn!
But there is still a big bit missing... Nevertheless James and Pamela Tawse were very pleased to see the locomotive, that they saved from Barry, is slowly coming together again.
Boscastle has been returned to Loughborough Shed and that is now open for guided tours as the roof refurbishment has been finished.
So, from July, Boscastle volunteers will, once more, be conducting tours of the locomotive shed at the GCR one weekend a month. Tours will take place at regular intervals throughout the day from 10:30am to 3:30pm. on the following days in 2023:-
8th and 9th July
12th and 13th August
9th and 10th September
14th and 15th October
11th and 12th November
Note There is no charge for these tours, but donations towards the overhaul are appreciated.
Boscastle is back in the shed at Loughborough.
See the latest progress on Boscastle and the other GCR locomotives under overhaul as Boscastle Shed Tours are taking place this coming weekend Aug 12/13. lasting approx 1/2 hour, regularly from 10.30 to 4 pm. There is No charge for these guided tours, but donations to Boscastle are appreciated.
Boscastle Shed Tours are happening this weekend - details as per previous post.
It is the Boscastle Locomotive Ltd AGM this weekend at Lovatt House (Sat 11 am start). There is much to report on following a busy year and two trips to Quorn for the locomotive and tender.
The BOS Club has been steadily gaining members (free to join) and there have been regular updates provided to them - details on the BLL website.
The AGM went well and there was some good news to report, as the Insurance claim for the stolen parts has been recommended for a significant intrim payment. Also it is hoped that the boiler work will be restarting soon as Tornado is approaching completion at LMS. There is still the urgent need to raise funds to get the locomotive completed.
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