‘G5’ construction making steady progress in Shildon

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THE day when a North Eastern Railway Worsdell ‘O’ class 0-4-4T (LNER ‘G5’) steams again in the North East of England is edging closer as the Class G5 Locomotive Company (G5LC) continues to make progress on a new-build re-creation of No. 1759 at its Shildon base.

Much of the recent work has focused on the manufacture, delivery or fitting of smaller components, such as the tank support brackets, which have now been fitted to the frames. 

The new motion bracket of ‘G5’ 0-4-4T No. 1759 being aligned using piano wire at Shildon. TIM TAYLOR/G5LC 

Also recently fitted by Ian Howitt was the motion bracket, which was set up and aligned accurately in the time-honoured method with piano wire. Mr Howitt has also fabricated the locomotive’s sandboxes, which are now in Shildon ready for fitting.  

Read more in the October 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!


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