North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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Monday 2nd March 2020

Another supplementary report. Ian Pearson and Nigel Bill picked up the company van this morning at Thornaby and after checking oil , water and tyre pressures set off to Ian Storey's workshop at Hepscott with a stop for Diesel at Sainsbury’s in Sedgefield. On arrival at Hepscott, the T2 ‘s reversing weigh shaft housing bearings were delivered for white metalling and machining. Then the T2 pistons were loaded into the van and secured, and then taken to Flavell Precision Engineering on Teesside for welding, machining and grooves made for piston rings. The van was returned to its stabling point in Thornaby.

Meanwhile, back on the NYMR, John Hunt reports old rails being replaced with new at Moorgates over the last week. Alternate rail joints have been welded. The re railing extends from the Lyke Wake Walk crossing to a point just south of Moorgates road bridge. While there are still several dropped joints to sort out, a big step in the right direction and, hopefully, less spring breakages.