34028 Eddystone's Chassis, awaiting to be unloaded from the lorry // Credit Southern Locomotive Ltd
34028 Eddystone's Chassis, awaiting to be unloaded from the lorry // Credit Southern Locomotive Ltd

34028 Eddystone’s Rolling Chassis, which has been away at Tyseley undergoing an overhaul, has returned back to Herston.

34028 Eddystone's Chassis back inside Herston // Credit Southern Locomotives Ltd
34028 Eddystone’s Chassis back inside Herston // Credit Southern Locomotives Ltd

Whilst at Tyseley, a Bottom-End overhaul has been carried out, including work to Eddystone’s Frame, Axle Boxes, Bogie and many more components.

The Chassis is now back inside Herston, where work can continue on it.

 

34028 Eddystone's Tender with new Tank // Credit Southern Locomotives Ltd
34028 Eddystone’s Tender with new Tank // Credit Southern Locomotives Ltd

Eddystone’s Tender has received a new Tank whilst it’s been at Herston. The Tender has now been moved outside, to allow Eddystone’s Chassis in.

 

 

What next for 34028?
34028 Eddystone's boiler at SDR Engineering // Credit Southern Locomotives Ltd
34028 Eddystone’s boiler at SDR Engineering // Credit Southern Locomotives Ltd

The next major component due back is the boiler, which is currently undergoing work at South Devon Railway Engineering. Work on the boiler has involved replacing a large area of metal under the Firebox Door and a new Front Tube Plate. It’s hoped the boiler is returned back to Herston in a few months time, where it can be mounted on the Chassis once again.

 

34070 Manston will fill Eddystone’s place at Tyseley. Manston requires work to its Frame and will also receive some Bottom-End work.

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