Updated 28th August 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, with many ‘industrial’ fittings applied during 30 years of private industry use needing replacement, and systems such as vacuum braking equipment will need to be fitted.
We ae actively seeking funds to meet the costs, following detailed examination and dismantling it’s been possible to draw up a list of work expected to complete the project.
It was hoped that the restoration would be complete by the end of 2021, but now likely to be early in 2022 following detailed investigation of the saddletank indicating that a new tank will need to be constructed.
Donations are welcome towards the costs of the project, which can be found here
Further details and photos of the work in progress can be seen in our page under OUR COLLECTION for Pug 19 here