Avonside No. 1624.
Update - October 2012
Our Bloemfontein Workshops report that they continue to make steady progress. The frames have now been assembled after having been straightened and repaired. Running boards are currently being manufactured and fitted.
The Avonside frames are now repaired and a start has been made to assemble the locomotive.
The drawings of the numerous missing parts have been completed and our contractor is now fabricating key components.
Lagging with boiler stainless steel strips fitted.
Coal and water tanks fitted.
Boiler fitted and insulation fitted.
Lagging fabricated and fitted.