January 2019 update on steam locomotive 82045

82045 being Lifted // Credit Peter Line
82045 being Lifted // Credit Peter Line

January 2019 saw The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust achieve a major milestone when 82045 was lifted onto the cattle dock siding at the Severn Valley Railway, allowing the engine to be shunted as a rolling chassis.

Onto Severn Valley Railway tracks

Now stationed in the cattle docks, on January 26th a Class 08 diesel shunter moved the Standard 3 Tank into Bridgnorth’s Locomotive Yard.

Although no date is confirmed, 82045 will eventually enter the erecting shop at Bridgnorth for work to continue on the locomotive.

One job the Trust hopes to complete soon is painting the water tanks, to protective them from rust. Currently, the tanks are stored on a wagon which is unsuitable to work on.

82045 in Bridgnorth Loco Yard // Credit Jim Norman
82045 in Bridgnorth Loco Yard // Credit Jim Norman

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Open to all, anyone wanting to attend the Trust’s AGM will need to come along to the upstairs lecture theatre at Kidderminster Railway Museum for a 2 pm start on Saturday 6th of April 2019.

For more information or to support The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust in building their new-build BR Standard Class 3, please visit their 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.