September 18th, 2020

Engineering News 18th September 2020

Tyseley Steam Locomotive Works and The Holden F5 Steam Locomotive Trust has reached an agreement that  facilitates enabling works to commence ahead of the assembly of GER 789’s frames. The construction of GER 789’s frames is expected to get underway within the next few weeks and take 4 months to complete.

The front buffer beam stiffener, gussets and other brackets required for the erection of the frames have been manufactured.

Regular engineering updates will be posted during the course of the build.

Front buffer beam stiffener and gussets

Meanwhile all eight wheel castings have been delivered to Tyseley ahead of machining.

To establish how you can accelerate the build of GER 789 please click on “How you can help.”