January winter maintenance update

The work continues at Locomotive Maintenance Services in Loughborough, encompassing a routine cylinder re-bore (which means, in theory, Tornado is at its greatest tractive ability with cylinders bored to the maximum and tyres turned to the minimum!), a full valve gear exam and routine renewals of pipework and unions.  One small modification has seen an additional trap-door let in to the ash pan to facilitate washing out at disposal.  Photos from Graeme Bunker-James.

Meanwhile, back in Darlington, the Trust has taken delivery of a full set of driving wheel tyres for Tornado as well as two additional air pumps and, most excitingly, a full set of tyres for the planned V4!  Photos from David Elliott