The renovation of No.4953 “Pitchford Hall” proceeds

4593 Pitchford Hall - D Wilcock - P1070144The renovation of GWR 4-6-0 No.4953 "Pitchford Hall" is making good progress in the hands of David Wright and Locomotive Maintenance Services.

The boiler has been stripped, shot blasted and painted. A full inspection has been carried out and the work required to bring the locomotive back in to service has been determined. This work can now commence.

The boiler of No.4593 (the tender of the locomotive is not at the GCR) is seen on a well wagon at Loughborough Central on 5th March, 2014 with a full set of tubes ready to be fitted.

 

 

Our next running day
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
One steam locomotive (to be announced) and our diesel railcar are in service on passenger trains this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.


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