VOLUNTEERS at the Middleton Railway (MR) will be kept busy this coming winter as the Leeds line works to complete a number of mechanical and engineering projects during the pre-season ‘quiet’ spell.
Top of the list is finishing the overhaul of ex-LNER Sentinel 4wVBT No. 8837 (BR No. 68153), which is now in the final stages at Moor Road.
The work still outstanding is primarily final reassembly, the loco having undergone a major rebuild, including renewal of much of the boiler by Israel Newton & Sons at Cromford.
Work is progressing on the overhaul of the Vintage Carriages Trust’s Manning, Wardle ‘L’ class 0-6-0ST Sir Berkeley (1210/1891), which has had its boiler removed for repair and the bottom end stripped down.
The aim is to have the former contractors’ loco back in service by 2020.
Read more in the January 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
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