Overhaul update on steam locomotive 73050 City of Peterborough

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73050's Boiler Undergoing Repairs // Credit Wansford MPD - Home of the NVR Engineering Dept.
73050's Boiler Undergoing Repairs // Credit Wansford MPD - Home of the NVR Engineering Dept.

The Wansford MPD – Home of the NVR Engineering Dept Facebook Page have posted an update on the overhaul of British Railways Standard Class 5 No.73050 “City of Peterborough” at the Nene Valley Railway’s (NVR) Wansford Workshop.

The boiler is currently out of the frame, the right way up, to allow the team to carry out repairs.

Boiler stays are being removed to allow wasted sections of the firebox’s outer wrapping to be cut out. Work progresses on building the new Firehole door and repairs to the drag box are almost ready for fitting.

Work is progressing well but with support in the form of donations or volunteering would be greatly appreciated and help return 73050 to traffic faster.

Close Up of 73050's Boiler Repairs // Credit Wansford MPD - Home of the NVR Engineering Dept.
Close Up of 73050’s Boiler Repairs // Credit Wansford MPD – Home of the NVR Engineering Dept.

Currently, 73050’s tender is running behind recently restored BR Standard 9 ‘9F’ No.92134 based at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway while the 92134 group restores 92134’s own tender.

For more information or to support the overhaul of 73050, please visit the Wansford MPD – Home of the NVR Engineering Dept Facebook Page here.

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