Taff vale 28 boiler removal.

Last friday saw the removal of number 28’s boiler from its frames.

The cab was removed first, then the boiler.

The boiler is now on stands that were made by the team a few years ago.

The cab has now been landed back on the tanks.

This is a massive step forward in the restoration, as we can now begin working on the boiler as well as giving us better access in between the frames.

Many thanks Gwili Motive Power Department for all the help and support with the lift, and Welsh Railway Trust for use of ‘Selwyn’ the crane.

All in all a very productive day.

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Taff Vale Railway locomotive No28 – January working party update

Work has continued this month to prepare number 28 for the boiler lift. The remaining fixings were removed from the cab, and final checks made to ensure the boiler is now free and ready to lift off the frames. The side rods have been removed, and axle crank pins protected. The bearings removed from the rods to reverse engineer to make patterns for new castings. The boiler lift is planned for early March.

Worncrank bbearing.
Removal of bearing from side rod.
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