The Task in hand!

Work on the overhaul of Austerity No9 started in June 2019. The blog was started in June 2021 so photos and text will be added as the work progressed through that period. Because of the Covid pandemic work was interupted during that time but the intention is to restore Austerity No9 to working condition as an N.C.B locomotive in blue. Work continues.............

Videos of No 9's progress

The first lift!

Benny burning out the weld between the foundation ring and the side wrapper.

A nice even flame on the tyre heating it to 250°c  to 300°c

Some persuasion releases the tyre!

Super 8mm film taken by the late Alan Hoggett in 1976 at Backworth.