The Holden F5 Locomotive Trust has released a small update on the work progressing on the new build locomotive.
Progress on the build of GER 789 has continued at pace, with the frames now riveted ahead of the smokebox and bunker being trial fitted.
The front buffer beam has now got its rivets ground flush, and has also been primed awaiting the fitting of the locomotive’s buffers.
The rear buffer beam is also at this same stage, and the footplate has been positioned and now awaits riveting to the frames.
Original Chief Mechanical Engineer, Graham Rowland, has returned to the Holden F5 Trust to assist current CME Elliot Powick.
Tyseley and Elliot Powick have continued on progress with GER 789’s axle boxes, crank axle and plain axles, with all currently receiving priority attention.
Regular updates are being made on 789, and we look forward to more updates being made available.
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