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2011 Preserved 2013

2011

During the last week of January 2011, first the Cartazzi axle, then all the tender axles were removed from 60007. Here the loco is sitting in the sidings at Grosmont, as if awaiting a vist by the dentist's drill!
Photograph © Kathryn Houghton.

Open wide!
 

The footplate with the warning of an empty boiler.
Photograph © Kathryn Houghton.

No water in the kettle!
8th February 2011

Roger Barker caught by the camera whilst alongside the engine. The red buffer shank just visible on the right belongs to the tender.
Photograph © Kathryn Houghton.

Roger Barker
 

A clear view through the frames with the missing Cartazzi axle. Grosmont, 5th March 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Missing Cartazzi axle
 

Here is the missing Cartazzi axle, with new tyres fitted, which was to be re-fitted during the following week. Grosmont, 5th March 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

New tyres fitted
5th March 2011

Only four wheels on our tender! These are accommodation axles which are in place while new tyres are fitted. Grosmont, 5th March 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Four wheels on our tender!
 

The engineering team of CME Richard Swales and Stuart Feltcher re-fits the die blocks to the valve gear.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

The engineering team
5th March 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley waiting at Glaisdale on the way to Tyne yard for the 'Great Britain IV' and the visit to Scotland, 16th April 2011.
Photograph © Don Gott.

Waiting at Glaisdale
16th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with Nº4492 Dominion of New Zealand at Tyne yard before hauling the 'Great Britain IV', 16th April 2011.
Photograph © Don Gott.

With 4492
16th April 2011

Richard Swales and Stuart Fletcher fixing the 'Great Britain IV' nameboard to Sir Nigel Gresley in Tyne yard, 16th April 2011.
Photograph © Don Gott.

Fixing the Nameplate
 

Sir Nigel Gresley in Tyne yard ready for the off with the 'Great Britain IV', 16th April 2011.
Photograph © Don Gott.

Ready for the off
16th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the 'Great Britain IV' railtour crossing the Border Bridge, Berwick, en route to Edinburgh, 16th April 2011.
Photograph © Dee Davison.

Crossing the Border Bridge
 

Richard Swales, Roger Barker, Stuart Fletcher and John Wilkinson await deleivery of their breakfast at Bo'ness, 17th April 2011.
Photograph © Don Gott.

Breakfast at Bo'ness
17th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley outside the shed at Bo'ness, 19th April 2011.
Photograph © Don Gott.

At Bo'ness shed
19th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley at Manual on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, 22nd April 2011.
Photograph © Stewart Logan.

At Manual, Bo'ness & Kinneil
22nd April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the SRPS The Forth Circle railtour at Stirling Station, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Michael Logan.

At Stirling Station
24th April 2011

A big crowd jostling on the platform at Stirling Station, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Michael Logan.

At Stirling Station
24th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the SRPS The Forth Circle railtour at Dalmeny Station, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Steven Burnett.

At Dalmeny Station
24th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the SRPS The Forth Circle railtour approaching the Forth Bridge, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Steven Burnett.

Approaching the Forth Bridge
24th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the SRPS The Forth Circle railtour running onto the Forth Bridge, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Tod Slaughter.

Running onto the Bridge
24th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the SRPS The Forth Circle railtour on the Forth Bridge, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Tod Slaughter.

Crossing the Forth Bridge
24th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley with the SRPS The Forth Circle railtour near Dunfermline, 24th April 2011.
Photograph © Steven Burnett.

Near Dunfermline
24th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley leaving Levisham for Pickering during the NYMR 175 Gala, 29th April 2011.
Photograph © Garry Lyne.

Leaving Levisham
29th April 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley at Greenend with a train for Pickering during the NYMR 175 Gala.
Note the total lack of visible exhaust due to the unseasonally warm weather, 1st May 2011.
Photograph © Garry Lyne.

At Greenend
1st May 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley at Grosmont preparing to haul a recreation of 'The Elizabethan' during the NYMR 175 Gala, 1st May 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

At Grosmont
1st May 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley ready to leave Grosmont with a recreation of the 'Flying Scotsman' during the NYMR 175 Gala, 1st May 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

At Grosmont
1st May 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley leaving Grosmont for Pickering during the NYMR 175 Gala, 1st May 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Bentley.

Leaving Grosmont
1st May 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley at the NYMR 175 gala crossing the Eller Beck at Water Ark with the 3:50p.m. to Pickering, 1st May 2011.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Crossing Eller Brook
1st May 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley passing Esk Valley Cottages with the during the NYMR 175 gala with the 3:30p.m. to Pickering, 2nd May 2011.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

Passing Esk Cottages
2nd May 2011

Sir Nigel Gresley at Grosmont with the 9:50a.m. departure for Pickering, 5th May 2011.
Photograph © Debra Farmer.

At Grosmont
5th May 2011

Photograph of the inside of the firebox showing where copper has been removed. This is the upper right corner behind the firebox door. The new piece of copper will be welded in place and will join the tine of holes shown on the side sheet, 25th June 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Inside the firebox
25th June 2011

This is the former that has been produced based on the copper pieces already removed. It will be used to form the new sections that will then be welded in place, 25th June 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

New former
25th June 2011

One of the old pieces of firebox that has been cut out, 25th June 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Old piece cut out
25th June 2011

This is the first of the new sections that has just been fabricated, 25th June 2011.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

First new section
25th June 2011

2012

Following the protracted repairs to the engine this is the first shot of 60007 with a fire in the 'box and warming the water in the boiler, 13th April 2012.
Photograph © Louie Walker.

Warming up
13th April 2012

A close-up of the nameplate, gleaming with new paint on 13th April 2012.
Photograph © Louie Walker.

Proud nameplate
13th April 2012

A full frontal view of the engine warming up on 13th April 2012.
Photograph © Louie Walker.

Full frontal
 

The newly painted tender gleaming in the sun on 13th April 2012.
Photograph © Graham Walker.

Newly painted tender
13th April 2012

James, driver of the future, on 13th April 2012.
Photograph © Graham Walker.

James, driver of the future
 

Sir Nigel Gresley on shed at Grosmont on a rather dull and damp 4th May 2012.
Photograph © Mark Baker.

Latest On shed at Grosmont
4th May 2012

Back in Service! 60007 backing into the platform at Grosmont on 12th May 2012.
Photograph © Pete Dixon.

Back in Service
12th May 2012

Looking immaculate and apparently performing flawlessly, 60007 is seen leaving Grosmont with the 12:30p.m. service on 12th May 2012.
Photograph © Pete Dixon.

Leaving Grosmont
12th May 2012

A pair of A4s. Sir Nigel Gresley and Bittern together at Grosmont during the NYMR Spring Gala on 12th May 2012.
Photograph © Debra Farmer.

At Grosmont
12th May 2012

Sir Nigel Gresley at Levisham on 15th May 2012. The engines are in the process of swapping trains, Nº75029 having arrived at Levisham from the opposite direction will leave with the rake of coaches brought here by 60007.
Photograph © Bill Francis.

At Levisham
15th May 2012

60007 arriving at Levisham on 15th May 2012. The engine has just attached to the coaches having swapped rakes with 75029, exchanging crews whilst doing so. 60007 is about to take 75029's coaches back to Pickering whilst 75029 takes 60007's coaches on to Whitby, due to 75029 presently being the only one of the two with main line certificationat that time .
Photograph © Bill Francis.

Arriving Levisham
15th May 2012

60007 under the coal hopper at Grosmont, 17th May 2012.
Photograph © Debra Farmer.

Under the coal hopper
17th May 2012

Sir Nigel Gresley at the NRM Railfest, 4th June 2012. Behind 60007 is the prototype HST unit, 252001.
Photograph © Michael Wilson.

At NRM Railfest
4th June 2012

60007 at the NRM Railfest, 4th June 2012.
Photograph © Michael Wilson.

At NRM Railfest
4th June 2012

Paul Fox has just fitted the headboard to 60007 prior to the engine hauling the 'NYMR Torch Bearer' taking the Olympic Torch from Grosmont to Pickering, 18th June 2012.
Photograph © Ian Smith.

At NRM Railfest
4th June 2012

Headboard fitted, 60007 waits in the platform for the right away, 18th June 2012.
Photograph © Graham Walker.

Olympic Torch Bearer
18th June 2012

Another view of 60007 with the 'NYMR Torch Bearer' at Grosmont, 18th June 2012.
Photograph © Ian Smith.

Olympic Torch Bearer
18th June 2012

60007 and the 'NYMR Torch Bearer' arriving at Levisham, 18th June 2012.
Photograph © William Francis.

Arriving at Levisham
 

60007 rests on Grosmont MPD about 9:00 p.m. on 30th August 2012.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

On shed at Grosmont
30th August 2012

60007 arrives at Pickering with the 09:30 a.m. ex Grosmont in glorious summer sun on 31st August 2012.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Arriving Grosmont
31st August 2012

60007 Exiting Grosmont tunnel with the 9:30a.m. train to Pickering, 18th June 2012.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Exiting Grosmont tunnel
1st September 2012

60007 sparkles in Grosmont shed following the hard work of a team of cleaners including our regular 'Thursday Gang' (even though it was a Monday). Although the locomotive had been in traffic the previous weekend a small warming fire was burning in the firebox. 29th October 2012.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

On shed at Grosmont
29th October 2012

60007 moving off-shed at Grosmont. 30th October 2012.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Moving off-shed
30th October 2012

60007 running in reverse gear between Castleton and Danby whilst returning to Grosmont, 12th December 2012.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Between Castleton and Danby
12th December 2012

2013

Roger Barker oiling up for the NYMR 40th Anniversary Festival and Spring Steam Gala, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © Paul Jameson.

Latest NYMR Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

60007 waiting at Grosmont during the NYMR 40th Anniversary Festival and Spring Steam Gala, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © Pete Dixon.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

60007 whilst taking part in the NYMR 40th Anniversary Festival and Spring Steam Gala, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

60007 taking part in the NYMR 40th Anniversary Festival and Spring Steam Gala, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © Chris Cole.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

Sir Nigel Gresley photographed near Moorgates, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © David Broome.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

Sir Nigel Gresley passing under a bridge just past the Esk Valley, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © David Broome.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

Sir Nigel Gresley just north of New Bridge Depot on 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © David Broome.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

60007 with 'The Moorlander' awaiting departure from Grosmont during the NYMR Spring Gala, 3rd May 2013.
Photograph © Jackie Bush.

NYMR Spring Steam Gala
3rd May 2013

60007 at the New Bridge crossing on the NYMR outside of Pickering on 6th May 2013.
Photograph ©Michael Simpson .

New Bridge Crossing,
6th May 2013

60007 passing Grosmont yard on 10th May 2013.
Photograph © Michael Simpson.

At Grosmont,
10th May 2013

60007 and train out in the country on 10th May 2013.
Photograph © Michael Simpson.

In the country,
10th May 2013

A familiar face in 60007's driving seat! 10th May 2013.
Photograph © Lawrie Loveless.

In the driving seat,
10th May 2013

Sir Nigel Gresley and train waiting to depart Goathland station on 1st June 2013.
Photograph © Andrew Dungate.

Waiting to depart Goathland,
1st June 2013

Sir Nigel Gresley waiting to depart Grosmont station on 24th July 2013.
Photograph © David Fletcher.

Awaiting the road,
24th July 2013

60007 shortly after leaving Goathland station with the 9:30a.m. service from Grosmont on 10th August 2013.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Near Goathland
10th August 2013

60007 shortly after leaving Goathland station with the 9:30a.m. service from Grosmont on 10th August 2013.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

Near Goathland
10th August 2013

Taken during the NRM's 'Locos in a Different Light' preview and judging evening on 29th October 2013. The six A4s were illuminated by University students to great effect. Visually SNG and Bittern looked most effective but neither featured in the judges' top three.
Photograph © Nigel Wilson.

At the NRM,
29th October 2013

Another view taken during the NRM's 'Locos in a Different Light' evening on 29th October 2013, this time showing the 112 m.p.h. post-war speed record holder plaque.
Photograph © Michael Wilson.

At the NRM,
29th October 2013

Photographs of 60007 in preservation:
from 1966 to 1997
from 2006 to 2008
from 2009 and 2010
from 2014 and 2015


Photographs of 60007 undergoing overhaul:
2015/17

Photographs of 4498/60007 in LNER and BR days.


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