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Home News News and announcements Preparation for leaving the Carriage Works

Preparation for leaving the Carriage Works


Maurice Burns was asked to identify various wooden patterns for Arthur Jenkins and called in to Hopetown Monday morning, 28th March.

It was a interesting visit to see where we are. I also thought it right to take a few pictures to record the last few months.

A general view of the Hopetown Carriage Works from the back door steps. John Jones and Arthur Jenkins by the J72 - Maurice Burns

Wooden Patterns awaiting identification - Maurice Burns

Arthur Jenkins left and John Jones with some of the patterns including a blast pipe and firebars - Maurice Burns

A view from the doorway with the J72 crossheads on a trolley with volunteers John Jones left, Arthur Jenkins center and Maurice Bell on right. The J72 is in the background

Volunteers Arthur Jenkins, John Jones and Maurice Bell working in the machine shop area. These machines still require a nrew home when we leave the Carriage Works - Maurice Burns

The well prganised stores will need a new home - Maurice Burns

Many of the refurbished J72 partrs awaiting refitting - Maurice Burns


The Hopetown external view with the DRPS  shunter - Maurice Burns

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:17