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Home Locomotives J72 69023 Joem J72 Blog Thursday 27th August 2020

Thursday 27th August 2020


James Piercy, Arthur Jenkins, Malky Simpson and Terry Newman attended Hopetown to demonstrate that the shunter was fit for service. The diesel shunter worked and we ran it over the system. All points were operated.

In the process of doing that we managed to shunt the bogie bolster wagon from itsĀ  normal resting position on cross over down on to the brake van at the south end of the site. Makes future shunting much easier.


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