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Work on the Tender

Tender no 1761, which has run for around 10 years with each of our locos is approaching the finish of its overhaul at Toddington. Paintwork is being completed on the coal space and several coats of gloss have gone on the exterior (but more still to do) Click here GH010004 to see Dave, Tracy and Keith hard

Splitting the frames

Friday January 25th saw 3850’s cylinders and frames stretchers split from the mainframe to facilitate the fitting of the new cylinders Blocks and accommodation bogies ready to take the weight. Frame stretcher moving away from the frames Hydraulic power keeps it moving JOB DONE and a happy crew! Now we need to get the new

A New Look for 7820

With a fair amount of work under her belt since coming out in plain black livery in 2014, Dinmore Manor needed a bit of refreshment…..The decision was taken to give her something of a new look while she was undergoing winter maintenance.  A few shots of the result can be seen here – of course, you

100,000 miles in Preservation

On 7th August 2017, our flagship locomotive 7820 Dinmore Manor reached a total of 100,000 miles since restoration and return to steam in her “second career”. Below is the article that may appear in the Railway Press Dinmore Manor breaks the 100,000 miles in preservation barrier. Few steam locomotives have passed the 100,000 miles in preservation

Vintage Signs

    Would you like to own a metal sign like this?   Or this ?                     Now you can! The signs are enamelled metal so are quite substantial and measure 27.5″ x 19.5″ We have commissioned a supply of these signs which can be obtained only from ourselves – please contact dh.foster@btinternet.com  for details.  They will be very

3850 Update

The overhaul is coming on – the boiler is de-tubed, out of the frames and being needle-gunned ready for Non Destructive Testing to establish the extent of work required to get it back to work. The primed sections have been “done” – since these shots were taken quite a lot more has been completed. The