Review of the Year – 2019

Review of the Year – 2019

Happy New Year from everyone at the Vale of Rheidol! 2019 has been a year of change on the VoR. Aberystwyth station has seen a complete transformation with new station facilities, booking office, toilets, platforms, coal stages, water columns galore! It will also be a...
Baldwin No.44699 – November 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – November 2019

The Baldwin has had its new tyres fitted to the bogie and driving wheel sets. The crank pins have also been fitted to the driving wheel sets. With both of these done the Baldwin can be put onto its wheels for the first time since restoration began. The Liquid Nitrogen...
Garratt No.60 – November 2019

Garratt No.60 – November 2019

Progress has been a little slower on the Garratt this month as the tempo of work has been a higher demand with our other projects. The plumbing of the cab fittings for the new air braking system has been completed and the pipework running below the boiler has also...
WLLR’s No.822 – November 2019

WLLR’s No.822 – November 2019

The Earl has had its cylinders separated from the frames for inspection, the brackets for the spring hangers have had new rivets fabricated and fitted to re-attach them to the frames. The wheelsets have been turned and profiled, the throw and quartering has been...
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