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Sir Nigel Gresley is now out of traffic for overhaul. This will probably take three years and cost about £750,000. If you would like to make a donation towards this overhaul please click on one of the the donate buttons.


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A progress report for the overhaul may be found here.
 


July to Overhaul December 2018

The lifting gear arrives from Durham Lifting of Middlesbrough.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

4 July 2018

One of the lifting beams. The beam extension at the far end has been removed so that it will be able to fit between the tender tank and frames.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

4 July 2018

The tank is lifted from the frames sufficient to get the beams in. The three sleeper ends between the tank and frames are backup, they carry no weight. The lift procedure and diagrams of the key stages of the lift are taped to the side of the tank.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

4 July 2018

One of the beams being inserted between the tank and frames. Unfortunately just out of reach of the overhead crane.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

5 July 2018

The regulator valve in the up-turned boiler is secured on the main steam pipe and hanger bolts from brackets in the steam dome.
Photograph: Paul Aston

5 July 2018

The tank lifted so that the tank clears the frames. The tank has a sump and vacuum cylinders suspended from the bottom of the tank.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT

5 July 2018

A closer view of the jacking arrangement. For back up our sleeper ends are inserted between the beam and the frames, but they take no weight but give us a second safety support when repacking under the jack or beam.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT

5 July 2018

The frames rolled out.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

5 July 2018

The underside of the tank before lowering.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

5 July 2018

The tank lowered on to the large base stools. Only a packing plate to remove and the tank will be left at this height to be worked on.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

6 July 2018

Now attention moves to lifting the tender frames.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

6 July 2018

The tender frames jacked and will be left at this height to be worked on. The axleboxes are already removed and dismantled.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

7 July 2018

The tender brake cylinders and brackets are removed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

7 July 2018

The tender springs and hanger assemblies have been removed this week.
Photograph: Peter Brackstone

11 July 2018

Not mentioned in the report, but further work has been done to the reverser nut with the fitting of the new thrust bearing.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

12 July 2018

The last stud fitted and nut tighten, far right, that fastens together the top of the right cylinder to the saddle casting.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

12 July 2018

Two new sections of corridor roof have been fitted.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT

13 July 2018

The rear tender coupling has now been removed.
Photograph: Trevor Camp/SNGLT

13 July 2018

The left tender brake cylinder with cover and piston removed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

14 July 2018

The bogie underkeep pockets that the oiler felts are fitted in to can be seen.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

14 July 2018

One of the bogie wheelset journals. These have been measured and the results will be analysed.
Photograph: Darrin Crone

14 July 2018

Overhaul Photographs:
September 2015 to June 2016
July to December 2016
February to June 2017
July to December 2017
January to June 2018


Photographs of 60007 in LNER/BR service and in preservation:
LNER/BR
from 1966 to 1999
from 2006 to 2008
from 2009 and 2010
from 2011 to 2013
from 2014 and 2015


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