Update on the restoration of steam locomotive No.47445

47445's Frame at West Shed // Credit Midland Railway - Butterley
47445's Frame at West Shed // Credit Midland Railway - Butterley

The Midland Railway – Butterley has posted an update on the restoration of LMS 3F Tank No.47445.

About 47445

Built in 1929, 47445 spent most of its working life at Crewe hauling a variety of trains. Passing through a couple of owners after being brought from BR, 47445 was preserved in June 1970.

Now owned by the Derby City Museums and Art Gallery, the Midland Railway – Butterley currently have the engine on long-term and are restoring 47445 to full working order.

Update

The frame for the tank is at West Shed, where current work has been checking the alignment of the frame’s plates and taking measurements to machine the axleboxes to the correct size.

Work on the boiler is ongoing at the North Norfolk Railway.

For more information or to support the restoration of 47445, please visit the Midland Railway – Butterley’s website here.

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.
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