Saturday, 7 April 2018

Tyseley: "Clun" On The Move...

Hi all. Today was spent at Tyseley Loco Works amongst its stud of Great Western express locomotives. Recently restored 1950-built Castle Class 4-6-0 No7029 "Clun Castle" is due to star in a photo charter next weekend as well as a public steaming and thus was being spruced up today for her outing. I spent the day in "Clun"s cab, buffing up the mass of copper and brass. It is a pleasure really to clean a Tyseley engine as everything comes up lovely. There is nothing more soul destroying than cleaning an engine that is absolutely filthy as the mess is just pushed from place to place - none of that here! After a good 6 hours of polishing my efforts were rewarding...
Just after 4pm, with an immaculate cab on 7029, I left Tyseley for home. Unfortunately I can't make next weekend but will be in the Saturday after. Thanks all, Sam...

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