Education Officer of
The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust Ltd.
As well as writing and lecturing on Gresley topics, Mel has been
giving practical help with the overhaul of Sir Nigel Gresley. Here he
takes a well-earned break in the overhaul team's messroom.
This series of articles was originally published in the
SNGLPT's journal Chime, the first part appearing in issue
127, Spring 2003. It followed Mel's popular series on A4 identities and
liveries, An A4 By Any Other Name, and describes the various types of
tenders attached to A4 locomotives and how they were allocated. You thought
that an engine kept the same tender all its life? Read on!