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News from the Locomotive Department

28 March 2002

View of work on 3217 Work continues on the DukeDog No 3217 Earl of Berkeley. The corroded sections of main frame at both ends of the engine have been replaced with new platework. More details and pictures.

View of 928 tender Work continues on the tender of Schools Class No 928 Stowe, with the construction of a new front frame section and dragbox. More details and pictures.

View of No 3 Baxter Baxter has been dismantled and repair work started. More details and pictures.

View of No 1178 Work continues on No 1178, which has been turned round again for access to the front end. More details and pictures.

View of No 27 No 27 has been placed on the worksite beside the Villa, and work has commenced on it. More details and pictures.

View of Atlantic tender Work continues on the tender frame for the Atlantic. More details and pictures.

View of C boiler The spare C-class boiler has been moved to a place where it can be inspected with a view to replacing the boiler in 592. The spare boiler has had a fairly recent repair, and appears to be in better condition than 592's was when bought by its society, although having been a stationary steam plant it has some parts missing and holes in the wrong places.

View of 34059 chimney A chimney casting has arrived for 34059.

View of 75027 cylinder 75027 became due for a pistons and valves exam, and some repair work was found to be necessary. More details and pictures.

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