North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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K1 Blog

A blog of activities associated with the K1 62005.

21st December


We had a decent day on the K1 on Saturday with more progress on the winter maintenance and, significantly, a very encouraging ultrasonic test of the firebox outer wrapper with no indication of any deterioration of the repaired area or any signs of fracturing or grooving to the opposite side. Discussions are now under way with our insurers to agree how and when the permanent repair is to be undertaken.

We have another working party this Saturday when I hope to remove the con rods in readiness for the remettalling of the big ends and lifting blocks (which are to replaced this year).


8th December


We had a good day on working on the K1 last Sunday. The boiler was washed out, the loco winterised and a few bits were removed in preparation for the work ahead.

We are going over on Saturday. The priority being to remove the components necessary for the firebox outer wrapper to be examined in the area of this seasons failure (and the corresponding area on the opposite side).



K1 moves to Carnforth



Just arrived over the ash pit at Carnforth - Richard Pearson

The K1 completed its move to Carnforth on Monday without incident. It should now be under cover in the former Steamtown shed.

This brings the loco's running for this year to a close. Many thanks to all who worked on or supported the engine through what was a relatively difficult season.

Whilst we completed some jobs when the loco was on the NYMR the bulk of the winter work will begin this weekend. First on the list is everyone's favourite - a boiler washout. This will be undertaken on Sunday.


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