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J72 Blog

A blog of activities relating to the J72 69023 'Joem'.



J72 Lifted off Wheels

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Tuesday 17th saw Rail Support Services visit Hopetown to jack up the J72 to enable the three wheelsets to be extracted.

Last Updated on Saturday, 04 February 2017 20:45 Read more...
 

J72 Arrival at Hopetown for Winter Maintenance

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All vehicles back inside the shed and the working party removing rods from J72 - Colin Smith

The J72 arrived back at Hopetown on Wednesday. A large working party under the direction of locomotive caretaker Fred Ramshaw immediatly set about dismantling for winter maintenance and the investigation of a knock.

The shunt was supervised by Terry Newman. Both the J27 tender frames and the J72 loco frames were first shunted down to  the overgrown track through the Museum Station by driver Malcky Simpson.

Pushing the J27 tender frames into the New Forest whilst the J72 waits on the Low loader - Colin Smith

The J27 is shunted along to the station whilst the motion is carefully observed by Andy Lowes at the other side - Colin Smith

Both J27 loco frames and tender parked against the brake van at the Museum station - Colin Smith

With the J27 out of the way, the J72 moves through to the crossing - Colin Smith

The J27 frames in winter sunshine with the Museum in the background - Andy Lowes

A view of the J27 cab - Andy Lowes

A view of the J72 being unloading from the driving position of the J27. The completed motion can be clearly seen - Andy Lowes

After unloading, the J72 is shunted into the building - Colin Smith

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:50
 

Santa Specials

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Terry Newman with the 12.30 Leeming Santa Special on Thursday 22nd December - Pete James

Looking on the 'bright side' near Crakehall - Terry Newman

Forward view near Newton-le-Willows - Terry Newman

Junior volunteer Finn Allen in the return leg - Terry Newman

Driver Terry Newman and fireman Pete James after disposal - Terry Newman

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 December 2016 11:51