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News of the repair of locomotive No 928 Stowe

28 September 2001

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The top part of the tender has been completely removed, leaving a rolling chassis. Much serous corrosion is present around the front part of the framing. This picture shows the left side inner frame plate, which runs just inside the wheels, where on the section between the front drag box and the first cross-stretcher it is corroded right through. This whole section will be replaced.

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The front section of the outer frame is also corroded just beneath the angle which secures the bunker and tank floor plate. The top part of the frame will be cut away and replaced with new plate welded in, and new angle sections.

More information about work on 928 can be found at the Maunsell Society's Present Project page.

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