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MORE PROGRESS AT TYSELEY

The vacuum ejector pipe has been fitted along with the hand rail fittings there is a new smokebox dart and the steam pipes are now fixed

PHOTO SHOOT AT TYSELEY

An arranged photoshoot at Tyseley for Trackside magazine saw the temporary fitting of the steam pipes, chimney and safety valve cover. The locomotive was drawn out into the sunshine so the photos could be taken by a professional photographer. one photo appeared on the front cover and several were used in the multi page article. it is hoped to raise the Society profile and attract new members.

2022 AGM at Tyseley

26th February saw a good turnout of members for the AGM. The locomotive is nearing completion and members were able to inspect progress first hand

More progress at Tyseley

Over the Christmas holiday period more pipe work has been added to the cab fittings including the condenser coil and the driving wheel sanding pipes. Attention is next turning towards the smoke box

Back Head fittings being added

Further work at Tyseley has seen many more of the back head fittings and pipe work added as the locomotive reaches the final stages of completion

Superheater Header fitted

The superheater header has been installed. Also work on adding back head fittings and cladding

BACK WORKING AT TYSELEY

With Cogan Hall and our containers now at Tyseley we were able to hold a working party once more. The team started cleaning up Cogan Hall and meantime noticed that more pipe work has been completed on Betton Grange. Also work on the superheater header has started

TYSELEY MOVE COMMENCES

The move of our assets to Tyseley started this week with the movement of Cogan Hall’s tender to Tyseley. Our team helped Andrew Goldman’s men load the tender at Llangollen. Our containers of parts and tools will follow and then Cogan Hall itself.

The Move to Tyseley

The 6880 Betton Grange Society have reached an agreement in principle to relocate their assets, including new-build No. 6880 Betton Grange, to a new permanent home at Tyseley Locomotive Works.
The 6880 Betton Grange Society wish to put on record its appreciation to the Llangollen Railway for providing a home for the project during its earlier stages and wish the railway well for the future. We look forward to taking a fully operational Betton Grange to Llangollen to haul trains there in the future.
The Society’s assets also include unrestored No. 5952 Cogan Hall and arrangements are being made for this to join No. 6880 at Tyseley. The 6880 Betton Grange Society are grateful to Tyseley Locomotive Works for providing home for existing and future projects.
The priority for the Society is the final assembly of Betton Grange which Tyseley Locomotive Works has been commissioned to complete, with a target steaming date in the autumn. It will then focus its resources on building a new tender for the ‘Grange’, with the objective of building a replica Collett 3,500-gallon version, a chassis for which is already in its ownership.
The opportunity is being taken to cosmetically prepare Cogan Hall for display at Tyseley and the Society invites expressions of interest in helping start the restoration of this former Barry scrapyard locomotive

Latest News

During the latest visit to Tyseley we saw progress on the pipe work underneath the locomotive and progress in painting the LH cylinder covers