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News and updates on the restoration of 2678

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MAY 2019

2678 stripped down in readiness for a visit from the boiler inspector

2678 Rolvenden 24 5 19 R White

Photo © Robin White - 24 May 19

 

Terrier Trust members visited Rolvenden following the Trust's AGM on 11 May to see progress on 2678 first-hand.  Dismantling is proceeding apace with tanks, dome, chimney and part of the cab removed in preparation for lifting the boiler out of the frames.

2678 largely dismantled Rolvenden 11 May 2019 G Hukins

2678 largely dismantled B Rolvenden 11 May 2019 G Hukins

2678 largely dismantled C Rolvenden 11 May 2019 G Hukins

2678 largely dismantled D Rolvenden 11 May 2019 G Hukins

A largely-dismantled 2678 stands in the yard at Rolvenden © Graham Hukins - 11 May 19

 

APRIL 2019

2678 no chimney 30 4 19 Tom White low res

32678 devoid of chimney as dismantling progresses © Tom White - 30 Apr 19

 

2678 Cab No Fittings 30 4 19 T White low res

The remaining cab fittings had been taken off by the end of April © Tom White - 30 Apr 19

 

MARCH 2019

32678 start of overhaul David Brenchley 20 Mar 19

32678 with gauges and some cab fittings removed ready for the start of her overhaul © David Brenchley - 20 Mar 19

Staff and volunteers at the Kent & East Sussex Railway’s Rolvenden locomotive works have made a start on the overhaul of Trust's locomotive No. 32678 which should see the 1880-built Terrier return to service towards the end of this year - the first element of the exciting Terrier 150 initiative.

FEBRUARY 2019

32678 photo charter Orpins sunset 22 Feb 19 Andrew Hardy

The sunset of 32678's previous spell in traffic came in late February. She is seen here rounding Orpin's curve near Rolvenden on 22 Feb 19. © Andrew Hardy