Sandstone Heritage Trust - Rail News

RN 36 - Decauville boiler passes its hydraulic test

The boiler of our rare 1899 built 3.5 ton Decauville loco has passed its hydraulic test and reassembly of the locomotive can continue. This is a major step forward in the restoration and the first time the boiler has been tested since the 1920s, it being placed in the sugar estate museum in 1930.

It’s a great credit to Lukas Nel and his team that this very elderly locomotive is making such good progress towards a return to service using so many original parts.

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