Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.
7802 & 7325 were withdrawn then at almost the same time following boiler issues.
If only SVR would let 42768 double head up the licky incline again on her new ticket come 2021 but nowdays she is going to be only available to ride on the S.V.R. Kidder bridgnorth services anyhow hats off 4 the S.V.R. team 4 breathing new life into the stanier crab yet again 4 2021
The EMF Newsletter No 73 for January includes more details on the plans for 7802's repair. Two main items of note:
An order has been placed for the pattern making and casting of new replacement cylinders, with delivery of the castings expected around the end of February.
The current thinking is to get the loco re-certified for a full ten year ticket which may require additional boiler works done including a new set of tubes. The EMF are hopeful for a return to service before the end of the 2020 season.
7802 is just over 4 [edit, not 5] years into the present ticket so the second point makes sense, although it would potentially mean both locos going out of ticket together in ten years time.
No 7802 is just over 4 years into its current ticket having done 3 1/2 years work.
I can't do maths at this time of night! Looking back, it entered service at the Manor 50 event in November 2015 so yes, somewhere over 4 years in ticket.
There were practical reasons why the SVR withdrew from main line steam operation back in 2005, and also financial and practical reasons why the loco owners withdrew her from main line operations at the same time, and these stand today, probably more so than then.
This doesn't restrict the engine, 13268, 2968 or 42968 - call it what you will - to Bridgnorth - Kidderminster. She has visited many other preserved lines in the past and we intend to do so in the future.
And 2968 did a few rosters to bradford exchange to london st pancras on the yorkshireman i think in the lms days reading some of its historical roster records
That's news to me but if you have any sightings of that, I'd be very interested. The only note I have of her possibly at Bradford was on 8/8/59 when she worked an 8.40 Bournemouth - Bradford Exchange, when she was seen at Bristol, Nr Kelston-on-Bath on the Mangotsfield line, and at Bromsgrove. It's unlikely that there wasn't an engine change before Bradford, though.
The patterns for 7802's replacement cylinders have been completed. Details and pictures on the EMF's Facebook page.
4150 March 2020 restoration update. The 2020 Newsletter, just received by email but not yet on the website, confirms the asbestos found at the end of September has been successfully removed (see picture in the update) with a certificate issued allowing work to be resumed.
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