Conservation workshop: the Crimson Crab

We have recently placed LMS Crab No. 2700 in the conservation workshop at Shildon for Phil Anderson to work his magic on, returning the loco to LMS Crimson Lake – as it was when first built as 13000 with its number on the tender and a crest on the cabside.

The loco will be finished during the autumn, and moved to York for display early in 2011. Followers of this blog will remember that Phil painted the GNR J52 saddle tank back to its guise as 1247 last year, so we look forward to another superb job and a refreshed image for another part of the collection.

On the evening of 5 July, the Crab was placed in the workshop at Shildon and separated from its tender for initial conservation repair work before painting could begin

Rubbing down and cleaning has commenced, goodbye 2700!

An excerpt from a 1926 LMS official poster, showing 13000 as we hope it will soon look


About Anthony Coulls

Anthony is Senior Curator of Rail Vehicles at the NRM and has been an active heritage railway volunteer since 1988
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1 Response to Conservation workshop: the Crimson Crab

  1. Julian Smith says:

    The Crab should look good in Crimson!

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