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Boiler Inspection Visit

On 27 November Colin Henderson and Martyn Bane visited Riley and Son (E) Ltd’s workshop in Heywood, near Bury, to inspect recent work undertaken on No.6024’s boiler, No.8610.

Whilst a lot remains to be completed a large amount of work has been steadily progressing at the rate the society has requested. Barring unforeseen problems the boiler is hoped to be complete in around 4 months times.

The current work focus is on fitting the many new crown stays. The photos show those already fitted and the many other renewed stays and plate work.

It was pleasing to see the work being carried out, as ever, to a high standard with no areas of concern noted. We look forward to the next visit.



Fifth Bob Robson Album

Album number five from the Bob Robson collection has now been added to the Photographs page on this website. This selection of Bob’s photos covers the end of the overhaul at Kineton in 1996 through to mainline operations during 1998. We hope you enjoy this unique record of No. 6024’s life.

There are four more albums to follow over the next few weeks.

Our gallery of photographs can be found here.


Tender Re-Wheeled

Over a two day period of work at Highbridge, on Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 October, the tender frames were reunited with its wheels.

Re-wheeling may sound like a simple term but it is a procedure which needs more than just the wheels to be available – all the associated components are also necessary. The major items fitted over the working days were:

• Wheelsets
• Axleboxes
• Axlebox tops
• Wooden dust covers
• Bearings
• Underkeeps
• Oil pads
• Horn ties
• Springs
• Spring hangers

Numerous smaller components were also needed, including: nuts, bolts, washers, grease, split cotter pins and lubricating oil. Copious amounts of tea were also required.

The wheels fitted have not previously run with tender No.2425 having run under tender No.2690 which now runs with No.5029 Nunney Castle. The two tenders swapped wheelsets a few years ago to get maximum life out of those under No.2425 and to keep No.5029 running, the wheelset tyres under tender No. 2690 having become life expired.

It was pleasing to find no problems with the new air brake and electrical equipment fitted. All items are well clear of the wheel and axles.

The next stage of work will see the brake gear fitted and a small number of electrical tasks undertaken to allow the tender tank to be refitted. It is planned this will happen before Christmas once our external inspection body have pronounced themselves happy with the work so far undertaken.


New Website and Social Media Sites

New Website and Social Media Sites

The new website for the 6024 Preservation Society Ltd has been published following several months work between our developers Squarebird and Society officers. If you are a member of the society but have not received details of how to login to the members area please send an email asking for access details to contact@6024.com.

In addition to the website 6024 now has an official presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us to keep up to date with 6024 King Edward I.


Tender Tank Trial Fitted

Tender Tank Trial Fitted

In preparation for the final fitting of the tender tank to the chassis, in late June 2018, the tank was trial fitted.

This allowed us to check for any problems and finalise our plans to fit the tank towards the end of the summer. A few pipes and pieces of conduit – all new to the tender – had to be “tweaked” to achieve a satisfactory fit but no major problems were found. We can now move on to preparing the workshop and chassis for the permanent fitting of the tank.