Winter Maintenance work that is being carried out on steam locomotives at the West Somerset Railway has been posted in the WSR Mechanical Engineering Dept News Facebook Group.
Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway (S&DR) 7F 2-8-0 No.53808
Work starts on a Valve and Piston examination, which will then be followed by several other jobs.
The current valves have seen 36,500 miles of work.
Great Western Railway 7800 ‘Manor’ No.7828 “Odney Manor”
7828 has racked up 12,000 miles since returning to traffic in December 2018. A Valve and Piston examination will be carried out, along with replacement of a few parts.
Great Western Railway ‘Small Mogul’ No.9351
Only minor work is needed, as the engine returned fresh from overhaul in the summer of 2019. The engine will undergo a livery change into British Railways Lined Green with Early Crest and will be paired with its own Collett 3000 Gallon Tender, all ready for the start of the 2020 season.
For more information or to get involved in helping maintain these engines, please visit the WSR Mechanical Engineering Dept News Facebook Group here.
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