Posted: Feb 18, 2021 @ 10:02:23 by Russell Newman
The overhaul on the unique sole surviving Eastleigh built Bulleid West Country Light Pacific No. 34101 "Hartland" is also progressing at Grosmont. Work on the Chassis of the locomotive are now completed with work now focusing on the boiler and firebox. No. 34101 was built at Eastleigh in 1950 and was rebuilt to its current form in 1960. It is hoped No. 34101 will be completed and back in service at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2022.
Posted: Mar 9, 2018 @ 13:03:02 by Russell Newman
No. 34101 "Hartland" should be back in traffic at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway later this year. Some interesting facts on 34101 she was among the final batch of Bulleid Light Pacific s to be built as 34101 was built in 1950 and rebuilt in 1960. No. 34101 is unique as it was one of only a very few Bulleid Light Pacific s to be built Eastleigh works and the only Eastleigh built Bulleid Light Pacific in preservation.
Posted: Mar 29, 2017 @ 09:03:43 by Russell Newman
34101 "Hartland" is due back in service at the Moors line round the end of the year as its overhaul is due to be completed then. Its boiler is currently at the South Devon Railway s workshops where its having a new inner steel firebox fitted.
Posted: Dec 11, 2007 @ 14:12:37 by Steve Frost
Work so far has involved stripping the loco and its boiler. The frames are ready for the wheels to be removed and the tender has also been stripped down. New platework has been formed to replace the bottom half of the barrel, and new inner and outer firebox and thermic syphons have arrived. Backhead was awaited at last update.
Posted: Apr 11, 2006 @ 14:04:21 by Steve Frost
April 2006. 'Hartland' is being stripped for overhaul at Grosmont.
Posted: May 8, 2003 @ 10:05:40 by Steve Frost
This is a rebuilt version of the Southern Railway's light pacific 'West Country' class. The air smoothed casing has gone (compare with 'City of Wells' at Keighley) and there is conventional Walschaerts valve gear, making a handsome engine in the BR standard style. Many of these wound up in the Barry scrapyard and have been returned to steam. They can be found all over England on preserved lines as well as on the main line.
Currently this loco is awaiting heavy overhaul.