News & Blog

April 2017

Superheater problems

April 9th, 2017|

After a very successful week at the KWVR Steam Gala, followed by the Whitby Flyer railtour, we were disappointed to find on returning to Grosmont that steam and water was leaking from somewhere on the […]

August 2016

Join us!

August 4th, 2016|

With the loco now back in traffic there has never been a better time to join the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust – why not be a part of keeping this handsome mainline workhorse on the […]

Back in traffic!

August 1st, 2016|

As of 16:35 on Sunday afternoon, 31st July, 61264 re-entered traffic and hauled its first solo revenue earning trip from Grosmont. This was following a couple of days of running in, double heading with 44806 […]

July 2016

Valve setting, insurance exam and on the move

July 28th, 2016|

61264 passed its boiler insurance exam and made its first moves today after 18 months out of traffic. A huge thank you to all involved both on the TBLT Engineering team and at the NYMR.

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First fire

July 24th, 2016|

Saturday 23rd July saw the first fire in 61264 since November 2014.

By the end of the day the safety valves had been set, brakes, injectors and a few other things were checked to make sure they still […]

4-6-0 reborn!

July 14th, 2016|

61264 is now a 4-6-0 again thanks to another week of hard graft by the NYMR and TBLT’s fantastic team of engineers.

The bogie wheels, having been sent away for turning at Ian Riley and Son’s, […]

June 2016

Re-wheeling of loco commences

June 30th, 2016|

All wheelsets are now painted and the leading drivers have been fitted to the loco (Tuesday 28th June). All photos below courtesy of Dave Wellington.

Newly-machined axlebox being lifted ready for lowering into position

Leading wheelset positioned […]

Rapid progress as wheelsets delivered back to Grosmont

June 22nd, 2016|

After an extensive period of crack repairs at the works of Ian Riley and Sons in Bury, our wheelsets were finally delivered back to Grosmont on Tuesday 21st June.

Rapid progress has subsequently been made in the […]