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Home Locomotives K1 62005 K1 Blog 6th September 2021

6th September 2021


We worked on the K1 on Thursday and Friday last week.

The blast pipe spark arrestor was removed and the thickness testing of the outer wrapper completed. Other than that we concentrated on stripping the backhead and cab areas.

Each part removed has been cleaned, examined and logged before being stored or brought to Staithes for servicing/repair. Some of the parts brought to Staithes have now been attended to and will be returned to Carnforth this week. While all of this is very time consuming now, it will enable a rapid reassembly when the time comes.

3/4 view showong pistons out and rods off - Paul Hutchinson

The attached photos give an indication of the current situation at Carnforth.

View of the backhead - Paul Hutchinson

Many thanks to Steve Gibson, Les Harper and Angie Buxton who all did at least one day last week.