Avonside locomotive boiler

Sandstone Heritage Trust's Bloemfontein workshop has received the tubes for the Avonside locomotive boiler  No. 1624, ex SANRASM. Lukas Nel has submitted some excellent photos of Izak expanding the tubes at the firebox tube-plate .

 In this photo we see  Isak swaging  the boiler tubes on the swage machine.


The prepared  tubes  ready to be installed.




The boiler is now in place.  The photos below show the boiler tubes at the firebox end.