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News of the repair of 928 Stowe

21 December 2001

View of loco An edge-on view of the section of the main frame of the tender which has been cut away from the front right side, showing the extent of the corrosion in which over half the original plate thickness has been lost.

View of loco View of loco A new section of frame has been made, and a new front drag-beam.

View of loco Further corrosion has been found in the first cross-stretcher behind the front dragbox. When the replacement dragbox has been fitted this stretcher will be removed and replaced with a new one, which will involve removing and replacing the brake hanger bracket shown in this picture and the outrigger on the other side.

More pictures taken during 928's repair, including the large-size originals of those shown here, can be found here.

There were previous news items about this locomotive's repair on 28 September. More information about work on 928 can be found at the Maunsell Society's Present Project page.

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