The Locomotive Conservation and Learning Trust continues to search for a contractor to carry out the Heritage Lottery Fund-backed overhaul of NER J21 0-6-0 No. 65033.
LCLT chairman Toby Watkins said: “We’ve received formal permission from the HLF to start and the money is there, but we’ve been unable to select a contractor to overhaul the J21 and so instead of starting work, it continues to sit at Shildon.
“It is disappointing to note that while some contractors are extremely professional and have produced credible responses to our invitation to tender, there are others whose approach is somewhat more amateurish. As a result, we are extending our tender period and the J21 will have to sit with the National Railway Museum at Shildon for a few more weeks.”
Read more in Issue 252 of HR – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Helicopter footage reveals Storm Christoph impact on railway - 25th January 2021
- RMT: Transport workers must be classed as priority for vaccine - 25th January 2021
- Projects to restore axed rail routes get £794m boost - 23rd January 2021