Wadebridge Loco News

Wadebridge is being prepared for the trip to the Severn Valley Railway at moment and will move by road next week. The tender which is on loan from Canadian Pacific has now been repaired following a minor bump on the Sunday of the Mid Hants Gala when Wadebridge got stuck on greasy rails coming out of Alton and the loco sent to rescue it was unable to stop and it slid in to the tender.

Tender axle box underkeep
Tender axle box underkeep
Tender Horn guides Tender Axle Box
Tender Horn guides Tender Axle Box

We have made a big leap forward on our new tender with the decision to send the tender frame up to the Boro' Foundry's machine shop in Stourbridge to have the axle cut outs machined this will save 6 months of work doing the job by hand. click the link to take you to the MHR web site to see the photos of the machining under way. Dave the MHR machinist is making excellent progress machining the axle box components and also the new horn guides