Keeping the age of steam alive!

Zebedee gets new tanks!

Those of you who have visited our engine shed at Ludborough will have no doubt seen the restoration work that has been taking place over the past few years on 0-6-0 Tank No. 7597 ‘Zebedee’.

The loco was built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1949. She worked at Rye House power station in Hertfordshire before entering preservation and gained the name ‘Zebedee’ because of the effect of the unusual coil-spring suspension!

She arrived at the LWR in 2014 and restoration work started in earnest. There was a long list of jobs to be done and most of the mechanical work on the chassis has now been completed. The cab and bunker have been repainted and refitted to the frames. Two completely new side water tanks have been built in-house and have now been painted and fitted. As can be seen in the picture, ‘Zebedee’ is starting to look like a complete locomotive again, and very smart she looks too!

The biggest job is about to start, which is the boiler overhaul. This will also be done in house, which is a first for the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, and it will be moved into the engine shed before the end of 2019 for work to start.

The LWR is one of the few heritage railways that allows public access to its loco maintenance facilities, so don’t forget to call in when you visit and see the work our dedicated volunteers are doing – we’ll be delighted to show you round!

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