Sunday, 22 February 2009

"Sir Gomer" Awaits Boiler Movement

Today, Peckett 0-6-0ST No1859 of 1932 "Sir Gomer" was awaiting the movement of her boiler. As can be seen above, the boiler and firebox were sitting above the frames, resting on a selection of sleepers. The saddle tank, cab & bunker is of course removed and the locomotive looks generally stripped! Tomorrow, "Sir G"s boiler will leave the railway, by low loader, for the Llangollen Railway's boiler shop, leaving only the locomotive's frames, wheels & rods on site. No P-way was being undertaken today, leaving the Class 04 & 33 diesel locomotives standing dormant in the stations Platform 1. B1 "Mayflower" has now departed for the NNR at Sheringham where she will remain until the Llangollen Railway's Gala in April...afterwards returning to Shackerstone. Anyway, "Sir Gomer"s overhaul is now well under the way and we are on track for a hopeful late Spring steaming! Thanks for reading!

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