February – March Update
Overhaul and Maintenance Round-up
Work has been continuing behind the scene throughout February and into early March both at the Severn Valley Railway and at Tysley Loco Works on both Erlestoke Manor and Tender T2334. Here’s a round-up of what the hard-working volunteers of the EMF have been up to over the past six weeks.
February has seen the lifting of 7812’s boiler from the frames to allow a full assessment.
Along with the removal of the boiler the piston valves have also been removed from 7812 to enable measurement of the bush’s.
Delivery of parts and materials required for 7812’s overhaul has taken place including the following:
- Complete set of new leaf springs
- New boiler tubes
- New superheater flue tubes
- New tube for superheater elements.
Along with progress on the overhaul of 7812, work has also continued at Tysley on tender T2329 by EMF volunteers with major progress being made towards the permanent fitting of the horn blocks.
Bridgnorth has seen the completion of work on tender T2334 at Bridgnorth.
Now complete tender T2334 has been paired with 7802 Bradley Manor who celebrates her 80th birthday this year. The EMF has a number of events planned to mark the occasion for members, friends and family. To read more about the events planned to mark this milestone in 7802’s life please head on over to our events page.