Southern Railway 4-6-2 No. 21C128 34028 'Eddystone'
Swanage, Dorset, UK
Location: Swanage Railway
Status: Restoration
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Photo Copyright © Andrew P.M. Wright
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Posted: Nov 20, 2019 @ 09:11:27 by Russell Newman
The boiler of West Country Class Pacific No. 34028 "Eddystone" was refitted to the main frames of the locomotive today. Which this marks the last striate of 34028’s overhaul as the Bulleid light pacific is due to enter service again in 2020.
Posted: Jun 18, 2016 @ 13:06:20 by Russell Newman
34028 is in the workshop at Herston undergoing a fast track overhaul for a return in 2018.
Posted: Aug 21, 2006 @ 15:08:29 by Steve Frost

'Eddystone' is presently on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, but was stopped in June with slipped tyres on four of the drivers. Owners Southern Locomotives intend to use wheelsets from 34010 'Sidmouth' which is in unrestored condition at Sellinge, Kent, to deal with the problem. Ironically, 'Sidmouth' was also located on the NYMR for a while but was the subject of a dispute between the railway and its then owner. When this was finally resolved, 'Sidmouth' was sold to Southern Locomotives. The result of this is that 'Sidmouth's wheels will turn on the NYMR at last!


Posted: Jan 25, 2004 @ 13:01:05 by Doug Bailey

The photographer supplied the following information with his submission:

Southern Railway West Country Class, rebuilt Bulleid pacific, No 34028 Eddystone standing at Swanage Station, Dorset. Eddystone is pictured here on 14th January 2004 during proving trials following her extensive restoration by Southern Locomotives Limited, which has spanned 20 years.