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80097 Supporters Launch Day

8th March, 2019

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   After the full line, loaded running in January, 80097 went back into our workshop for adjustments following the trials.   She was then cleaned and the final coats of paint were applied. This was…

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Supporters Celebration Invitation

16th February, 2019

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Supporters Celebration Invitation

Trials Update 23rd January 2019

23rd January, 2019

    BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   During the weekend of 5th / 6th January, more work continued on the loco, adjusting the springs, resealing the chimney, fitting felt dust pads and rewelding on the rear step brackets which had…

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Workshop Update 4th January 2019

4th January, 2019

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   The Group continued their preparations on the axles, springs and trucks ready for the lift. On the 20th December the frame was lifted back onto the wheels at the ELR Baron Street loco shed.…

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Workshop Update 4th January 2019

Workshop Update 5th December 2018

5th December, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   After the very successful first runs during the ELR’s Autumn Steam Gala, the loco was handed over to ELR staff for weighing, load testing and line trials. Unfortunately during a fast run on the…

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Restoration Update October 2018

22nd October, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Final assembly of the loco has continued and on Monday 15th October the loco was shunted down to the East Lancs Railway’s Baron Street loco shed.   A fire was lit in the firebox…

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Restoration Update October 2018

Workshop Update 5th October 2018

5th October, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Serious progress has now been made in the final assembly of the loco.   The last of the copper pipe runs in the cab have been completed and the cab roof is now fully…

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Workshop Update 12th August 2018

12th August, 2018

BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Good progress is being made with more gauge pipework fitted and the handrail pedestals being made. All the superheater elements have been fitted and bolted up. The main steam pipes to the cylinders are now…

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Workshop Update 12th August 2018

Workshop Update 26th July 2018

26th July, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   Following the returning of the boiler to the frames, final assembly is now progressing well.   The rocking grate mechanism, damper controls, injector pipework, top feed clacks and super heater header have all now…

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Workshop Update 7th June 2018

7th June, 2018

  BR Standard Class 4 mt  2-6-4T  loco   No 80097   The boiler has been fully insulated and most of the cladding replaced ready for lifting.   On the 5th June the boiler was taken to the ELR loco shed at Baron Street, where it…

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Workshop Update 7th June 2018