Work to complete the boiler restoration of 80097 is moving at pace in order for it to return to the ELR during November.
Work to restore the boiler of 80097 is taking steps forward as seen in the latest pictures below with work currently focusing on the foundation ring.
Progress away from 80097’s boiler is moving at speed.
Work does not stop during this cold period as we can again report more progress on the locomotive.
A significant milestone was achieved this week in the plan to return ex BR Standard 4 Tank loco 80097 to revenue earning service, some 50 years after being withdrawn from use by British Railways. Continue reading 80097 agreement signed, sealed and nearly delivered…
There was more progress over the weekend with a good turnout of members. Nigel carried on with the ash pan helped by Dave. Richard started work on making the steam brake lubrication point.
Well another good day and lots done today.