The boiler for LMS Black 5 No. 44806 has left the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and has gone off for overhaul.
The boiler was hauled on a flatbed wagon by BR Class 25 No. D7628 ‘Sybilla’ from Grosmont MPD to Newbridge Yard near Pickering.
From here, a lorry transported the boiler to Ian Riley & Sons Ltd in Heywood, where the boiler will be overhauled for use on the Black 5 once again.
Ian Riley is known for their ownership of sister Black 5 locomotives No. 44871 and 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, as well as being the custodians of 60103 Flying Scotsman and LMS Black 5 No. 45212.
44806 is one of two Black 5s at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and has run alongside No. 5428 ‘Eric Treacy’.
Whilst the boiler is away, the Grosmont MPD team will continue to work on the locomotives chassis, which should be ready for when the boiler returns.
Once again, our thanks go to Adrian Dennis for use of this information and the photos in this article. If you would like more information, then why not join the Grosmont M.P.D. News – The Original group for more background news and goings-on at the NYMR. Click here for more information.
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