Update from the Essex Locomotive Society on steam locomotive No. 825’s overhaul

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Atomisers and Pipework // Credit Essex Locomotive Society
Atomisers and Pipework // Credit Essex Locomotive Society

The Essex Locomotive Society has released their latest update on the overhaul of S15 No. 825.

Cab and running plate fittings

Dismantled Reverser // Credit Essex Locomotive Society
Dismantled Reverser // Credit Essex Locomotive Society

The lubricators, atomisers and connecting pipework have all been removed.

They have been repaired where needed then refitted to the frame and running plate.

The reverser has been dismantled and repaired, it now awaits rebuilding.

‘Bottom-End’

Refitted Slidebars // Credit Essex Locomotive Society
Refitted Slidebars // Credit Essex Locomotive Society

The right-hand side cylinder and steam chest have been cleaned, with reboring being carried out, where needed, soon. All four slidebars have been removed, had Non-Destructive Tests (NDTs) carried out, aliment checked and finally refitted to the engine.

The coupling rods have been examined after removal, also receiving a clean. Crankpins are in good condition after NDTs were carried out. All coupled wheels have been removed and cleaned for examinations.

On examination, some axleboxes will need remetalling, followed by machining before refitting.

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  1. […] 825 – Undergoing overhaul at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, owned by the Essex Locomotive Society. 825 spent just over two decades in Barry Scrapyard before leaving in 1986. In order to restore 825, many parts from fellow class member 841 were used. Its last boiler ticket expired in 2013, with an overhaul currently being carried out. Click here to read the last overhaul update. […]

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