Keeping the wheels turning, Bridgnorth

27 July, 2017 | 17:40 - 20:00

Venue address:

Bridgnorth Signal Box
Hollybush Road
Bridgnorth
WV16 5DT
United Kingdom
Inside one of the site's workshops
Inside one of the site's workshops

About this event

As one of the region’s top visitor attractions with a multi-million pound turnover which is one of the largest private heritage organisation in the country. The Severn Valley Railway has an intensive service, which on occasions, requires up to six locomotives in steam at a time. To maintain engine serviceability from the fleet and enable periodic replacement requires complex, heavy engineering using uncommon skills and knowledge.

As an end of season meeting, the ICE has the rare opportunity for a guided tour of the facilities in the shed and workshops used to maintain and refurbish the fleet. These workshops house a combination of trades including; boiler making, pattern making, machining, plate work, pipework, painting and fitting. As well as this, current work includes new locomotive construction from original BR drawings.

The host for the tour will be the railway’s Works Manager Mr Neil Taylor, together with other fulltime staff colleagues who will give an insight into the highly technical processes and engineering skills needed to disassemble and reconstruct heavy machines using specialist facilities, developed and built up over 50 years.

In addition it is hoped to explain the processes needed for routine day to day loco running and operation, from fire lighting to evening disposal.

Member and visitor numbers will be limited to 15, and those attending will be required to wear sturdy footwear and clothes appropriate to a workshop environment. Meeting and induction will commence at Bridgnorth Signal Box 5.40PM.

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The host for the tour will be the railway’s Works Manager Mr Neil Taylor, together with other fulltime staff colleagues who will give an insight into the highly technical processes and engineering skills needed to disassemble and reconstruct heavy machines using specialist facilities, developed and built up over 50 years.

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