A big step forward for the engine today. After a lot of preparation work the boiler has been lifted from the frames. The tender tank has been removed and the tender frames placed in the field along with the boiler and tender wheel sets. The day started at nine with the crane being set up. This I’m sure took longer than all the lifts put together. By twelve we were done with the crane and again dismantling took about the same time. A big thank you has to go to Julian, Stuart and Alan for their help and of course Emma for keeping us all supplied with tea for the day.
The little crane we hired for the day
The boiler being lowered into its new place in the field
The tender tank is next