Ivatt 2-6-2 41241 – Extent of repairs required revealed

Whilst the Society await the full report from the Severn Valley Railway engineers, the Society’s in-house magazine, Push and Pull, has revealed the extent of the repairs required to return the locomotive to traffic in time for the 50th Anniversary of the re-opening of the branch, in 2018.

The anticipated extent of the work is as follows:

  • New inner copper firebox and other remedial boiler work.
  • New water tanks.
  • Re-profiling all tyres.
  • Overhaul of fittings.
  • New ashpan.
  • New set of springs.
  • Repair of drawbars.
  • Other small repairs plus ones as they arise.

The estimated cost is in the region £350,000 for which the Society is launching an appeal to bring this iconic locomotive back into steam in time.

Featured image: Colin Smith

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