Busy winter scheduled for Middleton Railway workshop


VOLUNTEERS at the Middleton Railway (MR) will be kept busy this coming winter as the Leeds line works to complete a number of mechanical and engineering projects during the pre-season ‘quiet’ spell.

Top of the list is finishing the overhaul of ex-LNER Sentinel 4wVBT No. 8837 (BR No. 68153), which is now in the final stages at Moor Road.

The very distinctive ‘Haycock’ firebox of Manning, Wardle 0-6-0ST Sir Berkeley is evident as the loco’s boiler sits awaiting repair at Moor Road. IAN SMITH

The work still outstanding is primarily final reassembly, the loco having undergone a major rebuild, including renewal of much of the boiler by Israel Newton & Sons at Cromford.

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Work is progressing on the overhaul of the Vintage Carriages Trust’s Manning, Wardle ‘L’ class 0-6-0ST Sir Berkeley (1210/1891), which has had its boiler removed for repair and the bottom end stripped down.

The aim is to have the former contractors’ loco back in service by 2020.

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