BR Standard 5 No. 73050 “City of Peterborough” is undergoing an overhaul at the Nene Valley Railway, in Peterborough, where the engine is based.
The majority of the components attached to the Chassis have now been removed. The slidebars will remain attached for now, as they might be used in alignment guides for when the cylinders are bored.
Needle-Gunning has started at the rear right-hand side of the chassis and other areas assailable to volunteers. Currently, the wheels block in some areas, but these will be lifted in time with the bogie being removed when the frame is lifted.
Once the crosshead has received a cleanup, it will be either stored or worked on. A small amount of movement has been found between the screw and travelling block on the screw reverser. Although this will cause inaccuracies in setting cut-offs, these will only be minor and shouldn’t affect 73050 when hauling trains at Nene Valley Railway.
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