CSPL have issued Riley’s with authority to start work in the deconstruction of 2807 boiler and work started straight away!!
The old smoke box tube plate was removed, this involved cutting around where the longitudinal stays were secured.
To remove the tube plate the bottom of the old front barrel section had to be cut.
The next picture shows the team at Riley’s working on the front barrel section in readiness for its removal and replacement.
The ends of the longitudinal stays and the remains of the tube plate can be seen inside the front barrel section.
The Front boiler barrel section removed
Looking back into what remains of the boiler
barrel, the bits of cloth are covering the end of the Longitudinal stays
Preparing the back head!
In order to enable the section below the Firehole door to be removed, these are the stays inside the firebox that need careful removal first
Keep coming back to the blog to see further updates from Rileys as well as updated from the CSPL team once HGO restarts at our based on the GWSR