SO7192 : Severn Valley Railway - boiler shop

taken 3 months ago, near to Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Great Britain

Severn Valley Railway - boiler shop
Severn Valley Railway - boiler shop
This was open to the public for the Open House Weekend. This was an opportunity to see bits of the Severn Valley Railway that are not normally accessible. There was also a blacksmithing demonstration at the back of the boiler shop but this was pretty tame. However, you can't really do boilersmithing with the public in the mix - far too noisy and potentially hazardous. The big boiler in the centre belongs to Stanier mogul 2-6-0 No. 42968. It is having serious work done that includes a new 3/4 length steel door plate (also known as the backhead), repair to inner firebox door plate, steel throat plate patch, lower steel sides to be replaced, a new front tube plate and a complete retube (the latter is standard for any boiler 10 year boiler overhaul). In this view you can see that the front tube plate and all the tubes are out and there is a section of throat plate missing (the white area at top centre). The target for completion of the boiler work is late 2019. On the right is the boiler from GWR large prairie No. 4150 and this has a similar planned completion date.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 6 April, 2019   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 April, 2019
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Railway (from Tags)
Severn Valley Railway 
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Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Works 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7148 9272 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.8956N 2:25.3113W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7148 9272
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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