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LBSCR Terrier No. 72 'Fenchurch' - 2020 overhaul


 
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'Fenchurch' minus its boiler - Richard Salmon - 18 December 2019 The aim is to have 'Fenchurch', probably the first Terrier to enter service in 1872, running for its 150th anniversary in 2022.

Work started in early December 2019 when 'Fenchurch' entered the Locomotive works, was dismantled to remove the boiler for assessment, and the remainder of the locomotive reassembled for a return to public display in the locomotive shed, as seen in the photo on the left.

The firebox (an all-steel one made by Luggs of Billingshurst in the late 1970s) has been removed. The outer boiler shell also requires a new foundation ring; new lower throatplate; new outer firebox wrapper; 3/4 new backhead; new front tubeplate and barrel extension. With the metal for this delivered, the inner firebox is being assembled by Israel Newton & Sons in Derbyshire.

To expedite the overhaul, following the loss of workshop time due to COVID-19, the locomotive's frames left the Bluebell on 14 April 2021 for Statfold Engineering in Staffordshire for its bottom-end overhaul.

In the reports below, click on photos for enlargements.



June 2021

These photos from Nicholas Smith, show Fenchurch's frames on the traverser outside the workshop at Statfold Barn on 12 June 2021.

Fenchurch's frames on the traverser outside the workshop at Statfold Barn - Nicholas Smith - 12 June 2021 Fenchurch's frames on the traverser outside the workshop at Statfold Barn - Nicholas Smith - 12 June 2021

May 2021

Read the News of May 2021 (pdf) which explains the move of the frames to Statfold Barn, and the plan for the boiler-work.

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Fenchurch's boiler with the throatplate and inner firebox removed - Tom James - 22 November 2020
2019-2020

the reports from Bluebell News from 2020 (pdf).

Tom James' photo shows Fenchurch's boiler with the throatplate and inner firebox removed, 22 November 2020.



 
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