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Boiler back in Frame // Credit Lee Thorp

Latest Update on Steam Locomotive 5239 Goliath

The team at the East Somerset Railway's Cranmore Locomotive Works have been busy reconstructing Great Western Railway 5205 Class No.5239 for the Dartmouth Steam Railway. Boiler A milestone has been reached in the overhaul with the...
4231 at Swindon Works // Credit Unknown

GWR 42XX, 5205, 5275 and 72XX Classes of steam locomotives – Class Information

Built for short-distance heavy coal trains, the 4200s and variations played a key part in the transport of Welsh coal. Once exploring the working careers of each class, we will then see how each preserved...
No. 75078 at Oxenhope

BR Standard 4s (4-6-0, 2-6-0 and 2-6-4T) steam locomotives – Class Information

It's Friday which can only mean one thing... another Class Information is released, with this week's installment focusing on British Railway's (BR) Standard Class 4 designs (4-6-0, 2-6-0 & 2-6-4T). Firstly looking at the...
Levelling the Frame with Water Gauges // Credit Steve Masters

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 5239 at the East Somerset Railway

The team at Cranmore West Workshop, on the East Somerset Railway, have been busy over the last few of weeks on overhauling 5239. March 28th Update Work on 5239 at the end of March was focused...
Shotblasted Frame // Credit L Thorp

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 5239 at the East Somerset Railway

The team at Cranmore West Workshop have been busy over the last couple of weeks on overhauling 5239. Frame The frame has now been fully shot-blasted. Now this is completed, the frame has been moved to...
Frame with Primer Applied // Credit Steve Masters

Update on the overhaul of steam locomotive No. 5239 at the East Somerset Railway

Work has continued on overhauling Great Western Railway 5205 Class Tank No. 5239 at the East Somerset Railway's Cranmore West Workshop. Bearings, Bolts and Axleboxes Firstly, new rocker bearings have been made due to the previous ones...
5197 at Froghall Station // Credit: Jamie Duggan

Steam locomotive No. 5197 arrives at the Dartmouth Steam Railway

S160 No.5197, based at the Churnet Valley Railway (CVR), in Staffordshire, has now arrived at the Dartmouth Steam Railway (DSR), which is based in Devon. 5197's visit to Dartmouth Steam Railway Arriving in early February 2018,...
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