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Home Locomotives J72 69023 Joem J72 Blog Monday 2nd March 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020


Whilst I was varnishing inside the cab, Norman Wells, Ed Bolam, Arthur Jenkins and Tim Williamson whipped out the remaining cylinder block fitted bolts.

The cylinder block is lifted out of the frames - Nigel Nall

The block was then rolled over on the rail trolleys and all of the fitted bolts joining the two halfs were removed. By the end of the day the two halves of the cylinder block had been split.

The separated halves of the casting - Nigel Hall

The inner buffer beam was moved into position for mounting back on Thursday.

Neal Woods visited at tea time to brief people. A productive afternoon and evening.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2020 13:05  

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The overhaul of J72 No 69023 Joem is being supported by a restoration grant from the Association of Industrial Archaeology.