Tickets on sale Vistor Info What's New Shop Search the site FAQ Links Details for the enthusiast How you can join in or help us Contacts Navigate
Bluebell Railway Preservation Society web site Bluebell Railway web site
Donate to our emergency appeal

Locomotives - Operational Locos - Locos under overhaul - Locos on static display - Bluebell Locos on loan - Locos formerly based on the Bluebell
Loco Roster - Loco Stock List - Loco Works News - Join the Loco Dept

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Email Newsletter

Bluebell Railway Villa Team

Birch Grove's frames and cylinders etc

Updated 23 October 1998

[View of corroded part of frames] The inside face of the frame plate where the firebox fits, showing some of the extent of the corrosion which has taken place.
Some corroded areas have been built up by arc-welding. [View of repaired corroded part of frames]
[View of new smokebox saddle] The old smokebox saddle, a casting, was too broken up to be re-used, so a new one was fabricated by welding. The bright strip recently fitted just inside the rear end is to support the front of the boiler, which unusually rests inside the saddle area.
The old blastpipe casting was too corroded to re-use, soa new one has been fabricated. [View of new blastpipe]
[View of cylinder repair] The top of the cylinder casting, showing the repair patch over the hole. The wooden blank at top right covers the main steam pipe flange to keep debris out of the steam chest.

Back to the Birch Grove overhaul page

splash The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Return to BRPS Home Page, to the Timetable or to Special Events
Locos Intro - Operational Locos - Locos under overhaul - Locos on static display - Bluebell Locos on loan - Locos formerly based on the Bluebell
Loco Roster - Loco Stock List - Loco Works News - Join the Loco Dept

Visitor Info. - Museum - Trust - Catering - Contacts - What's New - Projects - Locos - Carriages & Wagons - Signals - History - Other - Links - Search - FAQ
Why not become a BRPS Member?     -     Get more involved as a Volunteer

Your ideal Film/TV location?


Valid HTML 4.0 Transitional! Page created by Lewis Nodes, and recovered by Richard Salmon 30 September 2020.
© Copyright BRPS.             Privacy Policy