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RN 128 - Sandstone Heritage Trust visits Rovos RailSANDSTONE HERITAGE TRUST VISITS ROVOS RAIL
LYNDIE LOU GMAM ex SAR No: 4079 Beyer Peacock, Manchester 7677/1956
Sandstone recently visited Rovos Rail to view the progress being made by Rovos Rail on Lyndie Lou at their Capital Park railway workshops.
This locomotive is being made ready to be brought back into mainline service with Rovoas Rail and is expect to be ready in January 2006.
The Rovos Rail steamfitters that are working said that they impressed with the condition of the locomotive and remarked that it was a pleasure to work on.
The work being carried out on the locomotive consists of the foloowing
Repairing of the complete spark arrestor system.
Replacing small end bushes
Making the boiler ready for re-certification (closing of holes in the ash pan).
Steam cleaning and painting of the auxiliary water tank for the GMAM.Steam cleaning of the locomotive under frame and wheels.
Wolf Mensing and his team are very proud of what they have managed to achieve. Three drivers at Rovos Rail, namely, Cliff Petzer, Gert van Vuuren and Dirk Nagel are very keen to work this locomotive as they remember the GMAM from their days on the S.A.R in Natal and Western Transvaal.
We all look forward to the auspicious occasion when Lyndie Lou takes to the rails again .