Monthly Archives: October 2009

Out and about

Sunday last combined a visit to family with the chance to go over to the Birmingham Railway Museum at Tyseley Locomotive Works. This had two purposes, to assess the number of parts from 46229 left over after the streamlining to … Continue reading

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It’s nearly half term…

…but the work carries on! Richard and his team in the workshop at Shildon are busy taking the steam crane apart; here’s Johnny grinding off one of the bolts that held the buffer beam on (now removed for replacement) Furness … Continue reading

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York wanderings

Having arranged for Furness 20 to go on holiday to York, it finally left Shildon yesterday and landed at York in the early afternoon. It’ll be back at Locomotion in time to run at our “Cab It” weekend on 7-8 … Continue reading

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Rail Restorations North East

Across town in Shildon are the premises of Rail Restorations North East, situated in part of the old works. A partnership between Dave Foxton and Dr Mike Wood, it has established a name for itself in carriage and wagon work … Continue reading

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Crew test and workshops

Sadly the visit to Amberley on Monday did not materialise, and after a couple of days off at the beginning of this week, Wednesday was a Shildon day, highlight being the visit of Richard Gibbon to assess the Merlin Loco … Continue reading

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Southern Sojourn 2

After the Isle of Wight, I travelled to the Hollycombe Steam Collection on the Sunday, where drizzle replaced sun, but the welcome was no less warm. The collection here is nationally significant, particularly the steam fairground, with some unique rides … Continue reading

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Southern Sojourn 1

This weekend was spent on business in the South of England, one call was a loan check on the Isle of Wight on our LBSCR cattle van which is on the Steam Railway at Havenstreet. I’d never been over before, … Continue reading

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