4253 Locomotive
A not-for-profit company run entirely by volunteers
Contact us at: gwr4253@gmail.com

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Engineering Timeline

2016 Blog

2015 Blog

2014 Blog

2013 Blog

2012 Blog

2011 Blog

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RE-WHEELING OF THE FRAMES COMPLETED

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All axle box bearing surfaces scraped in to match journals

All old foundation ring studs drilled out

New threads cut in stud holes

Axle boxes trial assembled with spring hangers and pins

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Foundation ring removed from firebox

Axle box lubrication units reassembled with new brackets

New jockey valve and bracket made

Two lifting gantries obtained and refurbished