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NEWS OF SIR NIGEL


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By 31st December 2015 Sir Nigel Gresley had accumulated the following miles:

PERIOD LIGHT ENGINE TRAIN MILEAGE ANNUAL TOTAL ACCUMULATED
1967-2001 23,356 89,214 - 114,750
OVERHAUL 2002-2006 - - 114,750
2006 340 Heritage 4,320 4,660 119,230
2007 Nil Heritage 7,441 7,441 126,671
2008 2,252 Heritage 5,700
Mainline 2,183
10,135 136,806
2009 1,978 Heritage 6,438
Mainline 2,490
10,906 147,712
2010 707 Heritage 504
Mainline 1,991
3,202 150,914
2011 497 Heritage 590
Mainline 368
1,455 152,369
2012 495 Heritage 3,612 4,107 156,476
2013 350 Heritage 5,562 5,912 162,388
2014 1,501 Heritage 4,416
Mainline 849
6,766 169,155
2015 253 Heritage 5,220
Mainline 518
5,991 175,146
NOTES
Total mileage since pevious overhaul 60,576

Reports of the progress of the ongoing overhaul may be found here.


News item 11 July 2017:
A Day at the Museum:
The "A Day at the Museum" event at the NRM brings in the crowds to one of our very own Malc Bateman talks about Nº7. Malc delivers a brief history of Nº7 and the Trust and goes on to explain the overhaul work, aided by Trust members Nigel Hoskison, Bob Matkin and Trevor Camp who were on hand to help with questions from the audience.


A Day at the Museum
Malcolm Bateman giving his talk to interested members of the public. Photo by Trevor Camp


 

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!"


Meet the Public
Above: A number of interesting items were on a display table, with photo displays behind. Photo by Trevor Camp


Meet the PublicMeet the Public
Above and below: Some of the 6,000 members of the public who attended the event. Photos by Trevor Camp


Meet the PublicMeet the Public


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.


In the NRM

Sir Nigel Gresley in the workshop at the National Railway Museum, York on 23 November 2015.
Photograph: David Stapleton.


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