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Another milestone has been reached in the construction of GWR County Class No. 3840 County of Montgomery when the locomotive’s boiler and tender chassis were moved from Didcot Railway Centre to Tyseley Locomotive Works.
Both the boiler and tender have been donated to the Churchward County Trust by the Great Western Society (GWS), which removed the Standard No. 4 boiler from donor 2-8-0T No. 5227 a few days before the transfer to Tyseley. The entire operation was coordinated by the GWS.
Donor locomotive 5227. Credit: James Shipley.The move took place on Monday, 4th and Tuesday, 5th July. The first item to reach Tyseley was the Churchward 3,500-gallon tender chassis on 4th July, followed the next day by the boiler. A full preliminary inspection of the boiler is expected to take place in due course, but early indications are encouraging.
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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