By 31st December 2015 Sir Nigel Gresley had accumulated
the following miles:
|Total mileage since pevious overhaul
Reports of the progress of the ongoing overhaul may be found
News item 24 March 2017:
50th Anniversary Celebration:
Saturday 1st April, 10:30 to 11:00. Join our team in the National Railway Museum workshop viewing
gallery to celebrate 50 years since Sir Nigel Gresley hauled its first railtour in our ownership.
The chime whistle will be sounded at 10:50 exactly - the time 4498 steamed out of Crewe in 1967.
Officers of the Trust will be onhand to tell the story and answer any questions. The backdrop to
the event willbe the locomotive itself. Anybody who travelled on the train 50 years ago will have
the opportunity to visit the workshop and blow the whistle.
News item 2 March 2017:
Gresley meets the Public:
Trevor Camp, 60007 Official Photographer, reports, "We all had a great time up on the gallery
explaining what was happening in the workshop and what some of the bits and bobs we had upstairs
were, well we tried to anyway. The undisputed star of the show was the very large spanner,
particularly with the youngsters. When we do this again, and if you are a trust member and can
spare some time, please put your hand up and volunteer, it is more rewarding taking an active part
in Trust events and being part of the history making of our famous locomotive than simply being an
armchair Trust member. All aboard!"
Above: A number of interesting items were on a display
table, with photo displays behind. Photo by Trevor Camp
Above and below: Some of the 6,000 members of the public who
attended the event. Photos by Trevor Camp
In all some twenty four members (including Juniors) volunteered across the eight
days. Over 6,000 people walked through the Gallery and of those we believe we engaged with a fifth.
The NRM seem very pleased and is asking us to do it again on a more regular basis.
News item 10 February 2017:
Gresley meets the Public:
From 18th - 26th February volunteers from the locomotives owners the "Sir Nigel Gresley
Locomotive Trust" will be answering questions and showing a variety of parts removed from the
locomotive during the current overhaul. So come along to the Workshop Viewing Gallery (accessed
from the Great Hall) between 11am and 3pm each day to learn about what it takes to keep an 80 year
old steam locomotive fit for main line operation. There will be displays on the 'work in
progress' and also showing the locomotive in action.
News item 26 October 2016:
The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust has reached agreement that the boiler
overhaul will be carried out by the workshops of the Llangollen Railway. The
boiler has been cleaned and assessed including a full NDT inspection and found
to be in pretty good condition. So far work has been carried out by the SNGLT
engineering team at York but the boiler will now move to the North Wales
workshop where the refurbishment is expected to take about 1 year. The overhaul
of 60007 continues to run on plan.
News item 18 January 2016:
On 20th September 2015 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley was withdrawn from
traffic at the end of its 10 year boiler certificate. On 17th November the
locomotive was moved by rail to the National Railway Museum York and shortly
after that was moved into the NRM workshops where a 10 year general overhaul
will be carried out. The overhaul is expected to take about three years and
will be carried out by the SNGLT engineering team. During the overhaul you can
observe the work on the locomotive from the workshop viewing gallery in the NRM.
Sir Nigel Gresley in the workshop at the National Railway Museum, York on 23 November 2015.
Photograph: David Stapleton.