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...
5239 goliath out of frames boiler test

Latest update on the overhaul of Steam Locomotive 5239 Goliath

The East Somerset Railway has released a further update on the overhaul work taking place on 5239 Goliath. The GWR tank has been undergoing it's 'out of frames' boiler test recently. The big news is that...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 18th June 2019

The East Somerset Railway has released an update on the overhaul working taking place on 5239 Goliath. The boiler for the locomotive has passed its hydraulic exam, which took place last Friday. Now, the team have...
Goliath connecting rods

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath

The East Somerset Railway has released another short update on the overhaul work taking place on 5239 Goliath. A few milestones have been reached recently with the overhaul work. The coupling rods have been refitted recently....

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 12th March 2019

The East Somerset Railway has released a short update on the work being completed on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. Recently, work has concentrated on the boiler in the past week. A team of 5 made...
5239 bunker

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – February 2019

The East Somerset Railway has released an update on the overhaul work, which is progressing well, on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath The past few weeks has seen steady progress being made on the boiler of...
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...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 8th January 2019

The East Somerset Railway has released an update on the overhaul work taking place on 5239 Goliath. Work is progressing on the boiler, bunker and coupling rod bearings. Turning to the boiler, the crown stay holes...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 19th December 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released a short update on the overhaul of steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. Despite the railway being busy with their Santa Specials, progress on the locomotive has been good. Coupling rod bearings...
5239 Goliath

Update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 4th December 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released the latest update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. Progress has been made in a number of areas on 5239 Goliath over the past few weeks. All of the crown stays...
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