July Update

Sorry for the lack of news but have been rather busy with work, so haven't been down to CVR as much as I would have liked. The last update mentioned the expansion links, well these went off to Tyseley to be refurbished, but a call from Bob told us something we didn’t really want to hear though there is nothing we could do about it. It would appear one set of the expansion links is of a 2800,
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Gallery

The first gallery of 5199 photo's is now online.We hope you enjoy these photographs of 5199 in steam for the first time since leaving Barry scrapyard.var a2a_config = a2a_config || {};a2a_config.linkname = "5199 News";a2a_config.linkurl = "http://www.5199.co.uk/";
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May Update

Jon Kerr and I went down to the CVR to do a day in the shed on Friday 27th May to help the railway prepare for the Bank Holiday ahead. First job started by Gregg was to drill out the holes for a set of new brake blocks for 5199.Drilling the holes in one of the brake blocks (W Naylor) We worked out some basic measurements and Chris Simcock centre-punched the remaining 5x blocks. After making a couple
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5199 in the News

Leafing through the various railway magazines in my local library WH Smith I noticed a large number of sightings our very own 5199! Steam Railway Mag has a picture of her in the gallery section, an arty shot of the bunker in Boltons Copperworks, taken by Les Nixon from a broken window. Heritage Railway Mag then has a half a page picture of her storming up the 1in 59 towards Bradnop in glorious sunshine,
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Easter Update Part 2

Continuing on from the last update. The brake problem seemed to persist and then sadly she was failed in service on 29th April. However since her arrival at CVR in January 2009, this is only her second failure in service, which is actually quite impressive when you think of the number of days she has worked. She has pretty much been the only serviceable steam loco at the CVR during her time here, except
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Easter Update Part 1

Sorry for the delay in updates, both myself and Jon have been busy with work so we have been unable to provide as many regular updates. However, our first report is from Good Friday (Aprill 22) when following on from the share issue launch in March, the Churnet Valley began operating its Cauldon Lowe Excursions. For the 2011 season, roughly one weekend a month, the CVR is to operate 2x trips a
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2nd April 2011 (Updated 10/04/11)

Saturday the 2nd of April was a superb day for 5199, and will remain long in the memory for a number of people from CVR.On shed being prepared for her special run. (W. Naylor) A specially chartered train from London came to the CVR. With the Stoke mainline connection not in place yet though, this was achieved by stopping the train at Stoke-on-Trent and then transporting over 450 people to Froghall
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5199 in operation 19th December 2010

Three photos taken on December 19th 2010, 5199's second day in operation following her recent overhaul.Paul Bettany braved the cold conditions on the day to see 5199 operating in a winter wonderland.For more of Paul's photos check his Flickr site.var a2a_config = a2a_config || {};a2a_config.linkname = "5199 News";a2a_config.linkurl = "http://www.5199.co.uk/";
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28th March 2011

Just a small update. Jon Kerr and I went down to the CVR on the 19th of March, and with Chris Meadowcroft spent a bit of time cleaning her up. Jon Lockett, who was on next day, came down to oil her up in the afternoon. It was a shame we didn't see her on the Sunday, as she must of looked dam good with her Copper and brass shining in the sun. The Vacuum system is reported to be well up to mark going
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News Updates

We are adding some older news items that did not make publication last year.Please use the links below, or the Archives in the sidebar.All items were written by Will Naylor, and updated by Jon Kerr.31st August 20105th September 201023rd September 201028th September 201030th September 20104th October 20106th October 201010th October 201022nd October 201026th October 201031st October 20102nd November
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