OVERHAUL of Severn Valley Railway-based ‘Hall’ No. 4930 Hagley Hall picked up the pace again at the end of October with the return of the wheelsets from Buckfastleigh.
All three coupled wheelsets and both bogie sets were sent to South Devon Railway Engineering in July for assessment and tyre turning.
They returned to Bridgnorth on October 31 as part of a UK-wide road movement of locomotive components, on the same low loader as a newly pressed boiler doorplate and throatplate for No. 4930.
After the wheels had been craned off, the lorry was reloaded with Hagley Hall’s new cylinder castings, together with those of Dinmore Manor Locomotive Ltd’s ‘2884’ 2-8-0 No. 3850, which were then taken to Harco Engineering in Brierley Hill for machining.
Once the cylinders had been off-loaded, the final stage of the journey was completed with the delivery of the doorplate to Northern Steam Engineering’s site at Stockton, where No. 4930’s boiler is currently under restoration.
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