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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Darlington Locomotive Works

Darlington Hopetown works is usually open to the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month.   Today the works contained a loco built by BR of NER design, and a new build basically to LNER design.
The J72 in the NELPG area .....
..... stripped down for checking .....
...... with the boiler ready to leave for work following its 10 year examination
Showing an existing repair to the outer firebox
A pre-blog photo of the loco at Andrews House in August 2010, complete with beaming Tommy
The P2 being built in the 'Tornado' section of the works
Driving wheel sets
'Cannon' axle boxes on the rear two axles