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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

GWR 72XX Class 2-8-2T No. 7200

7200 September update - John Porter 7200 Trust

The team has been busy during the spring and summer. The restored vacuum cylinder and new brake blocks, together with the refurbished linkage (all new pins) made in the Machine Shop at Quainton by members Les Beaton and Mike Gibb has all been fitted. The rear sandboxes have been rebuilt and bolted to the frame. Simon Page has managed the difficult job of welding the cracks in the steam chest. This will allow us to fit the steel plate around the front of the loco, this having been ordered from a local supplier, will come ready shaped and pre-drilled.

Work is also progressing on the total re-build of the bunker. We have been busy drilling out many rivets on the base ring to salvage the outer part. Steel plate has been delivered to form a new base. As the Hall tender has now moved to the King shed we have space to work on the bunker inside.

Updated information of our progress can be found on our website. Any photographs of 7200, especially any taken during WWII, would be appreciated. If you have any photos please contact John Porter.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

7200 September update - John Porter 7200 Trust - Quainton News No. 100 - October 2008

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