Bury ‘4MT’ gets its major-rebuild boiler

THE Bury Standard 4 Group has targeted 2018 for a return to steam of its Riddles ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80097 following the return of the locomotive’s overhauled boiler.

No. 80097 shows off its new boiler at Bury Bolton Street following its return to the frames on September 14. BURY STANDARD 4 GROUP

The boiler has undergone a major rebuild, incorporating a complete new barrel, a new
lower throat plate section, new three-quarter outer firebox sides, and extensive copper welding to the firebox tubeplate.

The two-and-a-half-year overhaul has been completed by Northern Steam Engineering at Stockton-on-Tees, at a cost in excess of £100,000. The completed boiler saw its first fire in 52 years in mid-August, with the steam test taking place on September 7.

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