Crewe Overhaul Update 3

Major progress has been recently made, with the lifting of the boiler from the frames. With their excellent new facilities at Crewe, LNWR Heritage is now able to carry this out without having to hire in a crane.

The boiler is lifted,

and lowered to the ground, alongside the frames.

Clan Line in pieces.

The next steps can now continue in parallel. The boiler can have its superheater elements, tubes, flues and foundation ring removed, so that our insurance and boiler inspectors can assess exactly what work is needed. At the same time, after dropping the motion, the springs can be removed for refurbishment, and the wheelsets can be sent away for the fitting of new tyres.