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...
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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...
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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...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 14th November 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released a short update on the work taking place on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. This week has seen all of the crowns stays removed, this just leaves a few to...
5239 Goliath

An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 8th November 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released a further update on the overhaul work currently taking place on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. Lots of progress has taken place in a number of areas since the last...
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An update on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath – 18th October 2018

The East Somerset Railway has released an update on the overhaul work taking place on steam locomotive 5239 Goliath. All of the coupling rods have now been machined. This now allows the bearings to be...
5239 Goliath frames

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

The East Somerset Railway has released a further update on the overhaul work being completed to steam locomotive No.5239 Goliath. The frames were re-wheeled last week (more information here), the team is at the stage...