An update on steam locomotive No. 10 from the Corris Railway

Falcon 10
Credit: Corris Railway

The Corris Railway has released an update on their new build steam locomotive, Falcon No. 10.

The progress is continuing with the construction of the new locomotive at Alan Keef Ltd’s workshop. A target of £44,000 has been announced by the Corris Railway to complete the chassis, valve gear and motion to be completed.

If this can be achieved before September 2020 it will be possible to see the wheels and motion moving by means of compressed air at the Open Day at Keef’s workshops near Ross-on-Wye.

Donations towards the “Falcon” can be made online at www.corris.co.uk or cheques payable to Corris Railway can be sent to Peter Guest, 38 Underwood Close, Callow Hill, Redditch, B97 5YS.

What did the officials say?

Andy Cooper of the Corris Railway Society commented

“Progress on number 10, the “Falcon”, has been going well and if we can raise the £44,000 sum we not only have the loco complete as to frames, wheels and motion but will also be getting closer to the point where we can unite this phase of the work with the boiler which we have already had constructed by Israel Newton. Our first target is to raise £8,000 by the end of January to complete the outside motion. The slidebars and mounting brackets for this element are completed, and the next stage is machining of the crosshead castings, gudgeon pins machining to suit, and a set of bronze slippers machining to suit. Finally all components will need assembly onto the cylinders and motion brackets which are already in place. After that work will turn to the inside motion. Many components for this have been manufactured already but even so completion will cost a further £22,000.”

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