The Midland Railway – Butterley has posted an update on the overhaul of their London, Midland and Scottish Railway 3F ‘Jinty’ No.47445.
The work is being carried out by the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust.
The wheels have seen primer, undercoat and black gloss applied to them, with the axles being painted into red.
Examinations of the frame showed new metal was needed. Once the wasted steel was cut out, the remaining parts of the frame were clamped up ready for the new sections to be welded in place.
This work should be finished on Friday the 12th of July.
There is still much more work to be done before we will see 47445, for more information or to support the overhaul, please click here.