An extract form the SECR repair book located!I had an E Mail from John Arkell of the SECR Society (and C&W at Horsted Keynes) with a very interesting attachment. He spent time at the National Archives recently and found reference to the repairs carried out on No.27 in December 1922. It makes very interesting reading indeed!
It gives details of the work carried out and the settings different items are reset to. the boiler number is listed (No. 289) and the fact that it was given a new chimney!
The entry is signed by the Chargeman Mr J. Sharp on the 23rd of December 1922 There is no mention of the date the loco entered works other than the note in the "came in" column 1922, so there is no way of knowing in this document how long the repair took.
Anyway, I hope you find it as interesting as I did!
Clive D. Emsley
Chairman - The Fenchurch Fund
Project Manager - PROJECT 27
A Sub-Committee of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society
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