GCRN Heritage Steam
Steam on the GCRN
GCRN has a flourishing group of individuals dedicated to maintaining and operating our collection of steam locomotives, and we always welcome new volunteers to come join us. Our group members include both old and young, with our more senior members having worked steam locomotives on the national network, while our younger members represent the future skills and dedication that will ensure that we continue to operate steam locomotives at GCRN for many years to come. We also have individuals who are qualified engineers, as well as others with no specific skills, but a willingness to learn and develop.
At GCRN the engineering and operational functions are covered by the same team (though some members do specialise), which provides us with a broad and deep set of skills to ensure that locomotives are both well maintained and properly operated. Engineering skills are learned by example and mentoring, ...
from Ruddington Loco Works
Updated Jan 2015
RSH 7761 No.63 "Corby"
After minor issues and mechanical repairs to the piston rod glands "Corby" remains fully serviceable for Steam Driver Experience Days and as backup for our visiting 8F
RSH 7667 No56.
Out of service till further notice.
Work has progressed steadily on strip down cleaning and painting. Weather permitting, work on the chassis has progressed and the brake gear all bar the weighshaft has now been dismantled. It is amply evident that the locomotive was fresh out of overhaul when stopped, as dismantled parts show little or no wear to brake pull rod linkages and hangers and spring compensating equipment. Part have been cleaned of rust and when work cannot proceed outside painting and preparation for storage then re assembly has been proceeding. The driving axle boxes have been freed in t...