NGG16 number 113 in for repairs.

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With our Easter steam event just a few weeks away, NGG16, number 113, is having its front pony wheels replaced on each engine unit as they have developed sharp flanges, which are out of official specification.

Each engine unit is split from the boiler section and can then be safely worked on. Our picture shows the front unit split from the boiler. Unlike a conventional locomotive, the Garratt design cannot be jacked safely in one piece as any major vertical movement between the engine unit and the boiler could cause severe damage to the pivots between the two sections. Repairs will be completed in about a week.


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