Wadebridge undergoing restoration


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Pictures of the locomotive in SR/BR service are here

Pictures of the locomotive in preservation are here


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En route to Plymouth
Photos © Bernard Mills
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En route to Plymouth
Photos © Bernard Mills
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En route to Plymouth
Photo © A McGlasham
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At Marsh Mills
Photos © Keith Miller
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Arrival
Photos © Keith Miller
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Arrival
Photo © Bernard Mills
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Welcome
Photo © Bernard Mills
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In Alfred Bell's siding
Photo © Bernard Mills
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In Alfred Bell's siding
Photo © Bernard Mills
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On site of Lee Moor Tramway
Photo © Bernard Mills
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Wadebridge Hill
Photo © Bernard Mills
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First Tow
Photo © Bernard Mills
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Second Tow
Photo © Bernard Mills
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At the Top,
Photo © Bernard Mills
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PVR at Last!
Photo © Bernard Mills
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Working on Casing Hoops
Photo © Jim Porter
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Boiler and Smokebox,
Photo © Jim Porter
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Boiler and Smokebox
Photo © Gareth Hawkes
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Boiler and Smokebox
Photo © Dave Williams
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Unloading the driving wheels
Photo © Dave Williams
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Getting the front bogie
out of the shed
Photo © Dave Williams
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More pictures of the
bogie at Swanage
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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More pictures of the
bogie at Swanage
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Pony wheel and axlebox
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Boring axlebox
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Driving box being bored
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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White metalled axlebox
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Driving axlebox after
white metalling
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Aligning bar in place
in horn gaps
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Machining Injectors
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Machining Injectors
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Machining Injectors
Photo © Peter D Pickering
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Rear view of lefthand cylinder
Photo © Dave Williams
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Brake hangers and cab
Photo © Dave Williams
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The smokebox before
painting
Photo © Dave Williams
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Bill Baker painting inside
the smokebox
Photo © Dave Williams
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Inside the shed at
Bodmin General
Photo © Dave Williams
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Inside the shed at
Bodmin General
Photo © Dave Williams
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Rear view of lefthand cylinder
Photo © Dave Williams
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Cylinder lube pipework
Photo © Dave Williams
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Repairs to front Tube Plate
nearly finished
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The regulator valve
stripped of its internals
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The regulator valve piston is cleaned.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The regulator valve piston is cleaned.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The regulator valve piston is cleaned.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The regulator valve piston is cleaned.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The completed valve, firstly
in the shut position, then
in the fully open position.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The linkage comes together
on the boiler backhead.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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32 Flue tubes, cut to length,
awaiting annealing
before fitting inside the boiler.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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A batch of tubes await
fitting, cleaned and free of
rust or grease/oil.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The bottom nest of smoke
(or small) tubes start
to go into the boiler.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The tubes going into the boiler.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The tubes going into the boiler.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The tubes going into the boiler.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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Close up after the tubes have
been expanded in the firebox
before beading the ends and
welding them.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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Now it's the turn of those in
the smokebox. This shows the
bottom two rows after expanding.
Photo © Oliver Furnell
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The boiler and firebox are
craned off the transporter
at Bodmin General.
Photo © Dave Mitchell
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View of firebox from underneath
Photo © Dave Mitchell
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Boiler testing took place 8,
9 and 10 November.
Photo © Dave Mitchell
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Steam, steam, glorious steam!
Photo © Dave Mitchell
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Last chance for working
Photo © Dave Williams
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Now the boiler and firebox are
suspended over the frames.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Nearly in.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Almost there.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Last few inches to go.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Now the cab is on.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Ready to be put away.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Some help for the Beattie.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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Hard work for a little engine.
Photo © Syd Carroll
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The Cab
Photo © Dave Williams
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The Tender Tank arrives!
Photo © Dave Williams
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The Tender Tank arrives!
Photo © Keith Searle
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The skeletal framework for the
air smoothed casing.
Photo © Dave Williams
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The skeletal framework for the
air smoothed casing.
Photo © Dave Williams
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A real spamcan?
Photo © Dave Williams
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At last - starting to look
like a "flat top"!
Photo © Colin Coomber
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At last - starting to look
like a "flat top"!
Photo © Colin Coomber
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Just some of the copper piping.
Photo © John Butcher
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The three-throw crank and chain
Photo © John Butcher
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The three-throw crank and chain
Photo © John Butcher
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RH side of cab and truck
Photo © John Butcher
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Sump valve gear
Photo © Dave Williams
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Reverser gear
Photo © Dave Williams
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Working on the footplate
Photo © Colin Coomber
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 Heating the vacuum
ejector steam pipe
Photo © Colin Coomber
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Bulleid's "igloo"
Photo © Colin Coomber
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The connecting rods are fitted
Photo © Colin Coomber
 

The Steam Test - 30 August 2006

 
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In light steam
Photo © Peter Richards
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Gauge glass
Photo © Peter Richards
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Firebox
Photo © Peter Richards
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Pressure rising
Photo © Peter Richards
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Smoke
Photo © Peter Richards
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Steam
Photo © Peter Richards
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Steam chest pressure
Photo © Peter Richards
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Two Southern ladies
Photo © Peter Richards
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Outside the shed
Photo © Peter Richards
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Steam cock
Photo © Peter Richards
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Almost there
Photo © Peter Richards
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Thar she blows!
Photo © Peter Richards

Pictures of the locomotive in SR/BR service are here

Pictures of the locomotive in preservation are here