Posted: May 31, 2021 @ 13:05:54 by Russell Newman
This is the history of Tkp-5485 which she was built in 1959 by Fabryka Lokomotyw, Chrzanow for the PKP (Polish State Railways) as one of their powerful Tkp Class 0-8-0T Locomotives. The locomotive worked in the Silesian (Slask) coalfields in Bytom for all of its working life until its withdrawal from service in 1995. The locomotive was purchased privately and moved to the UK for preservation first going to the Llangollen Railway for restoration where afterwords it moved to the Nene Valley Railway where it is still based their today under new ownership and still going strong following its second overhaul a few years ago.
Posted: Feb 14, 2020 @ 13:02:29 by Russell Newman
Former PKP (Polish Railways) 0-8-0T Tkp-5485 will enter service at the Nene Valley Railway this weekend following completion of its overhaul and test runs.
Posted: Feb 3, 2020 @ 10:02:46 by Russell Newman
The ex PKP (Polish Railways) 0-8-0T Tkp-5485 has commenced its loaded test runs at the Nene Valley Railway which today has seen the locomotive hauling BR Mark I Coaches for the first time testing its newly fitted vacuum brakes. Further test are will continue as No. 5485 is due to enter service at the Nene Valley Railway’s Mixed Traffic weekend on the 4th and 5th of April 2020.
Posted: Jul 25, 2019 @ 14:07:36 by Russell Newman
With its new boiler fitted and after some test carried out and reassembly now completed. The ex PKP 0-8-0T Tkp-5485 has left the Flour Mill and has returned home to the Nene Valley Railway for final testing before entering service. The locomotive has also been fitted with vacuum brakes along side its air brakes to make more useful hauling the ex BR MKI Coaches as well as hauling the airbrake continental stock there.
Posted: Jun 4, 2018 @ 06:06:41 by Russell Newman
The Polish built ex PKP 0-8-0T Tkp-5485 overhaul is progressing well and has seen a first as it has had a brand new boiler made for it. It is the first new standard gauge boiler to be built to this size in the UK for a number of years and the first to be built at the Flour Mill Works at Bream. No. 5485 is expected back at the Nene Valley Railway later this year or early 2019?
Posted: Oct 9, 2015 @ 12:10:33 by Russell Newman
The 0-8-0T Tkp-5485 has been moved to the Flour Mill workshops in the Forest of Dean for overhaul. It will return to the Nene Valley when completed in a few years time.