Updated 6th February 2021
Following dismantling at the East Lancashire Railway and Non Destructive Testing of the boiler, the trustees have decided to proceed with a restoration to steam under a contract.
The work involves a reasonable amount of work on the boiler, but many ‘industrial’ fittings applied during 30 years of private industry use will need replacement, and systems such as vacuum braking will need to be fitted.
We ae actively seeking funds to meet the costs, with the boiler work expected to cost up to £10,000 and the mechanical work up to £20,000. Some of these amounts have already been donated and work paid for.
Further details and photos of the work in progress can be seen in our page under OUR COLLECTION for Pug 19 here