Recent overhaul update on steam locomotive 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”

Removed Firebox Tubeplate // Credit GCR shed works (loughborough) FB Page
Removed Firebox Tubeplate // Credit GCR shed works (loughborough) FB Page

Staff and Volunteers at the Great Central Railway’s Loughborough Locomotive Deport have been busy striping down “Oliver Cromwell” to assess the work needed to get this legendary engine back in service.

Leading Bogie and Trailing Truck

Both of these have been dismantled, allowing the frames to receive a coat of paint.

Next task will be to inspect each part and make repairs where necessary.

Repainted Bogie // Credit GCR shed works (loughborough) FB Page
Repainted Bogie // Credit GCR shed works (loughborough) FB Page

Boiler

Following the boiler lift, the team has removed all the flute tubes and made a start on the small tubes.

At the opposite end of the boiler, the firebox tubeplate has been removed. It is beyond economically repair so a new one will be made.

Flute Tubes Removed // Credit GCR shed works (loughborough) FB Page
Flute Tubes Removed // Credit GCR shed works (loughborough) FB Page

For more information please visit the GCR shed works (Loughborough) Facebook Page here.

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