October News

The overhaul of 5199 continues, with plenty of jobs done and a lot more to be done. The major work on the boiler is almost completed, including the replacement of the lower outer side sheets and all the corner patches. The Llangollen boilersmiths have done a superb job. The tubes have been delivered to Llangollen and the installation should start in the next few weeks, once the boiler is turned right
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5199 Overhaul News & Shareholder Appeal

Thank you for visiting the 5199 website,I know it has been a while since we had any web updates, but I now have more time available so this should be the first of our regular updates.As you may know, 5199 is now in the middle of her 10 year overhaul at the Llangollen Railway workshops. Since she was first returned to steam at Llangollen, back in early 2003, she has spent nearly 5 years based there,
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Farewell to the CVR

5199 has made even more history at CVR recently. Following the completion of the run-round loop at Cauldon Lowe trains are now able to be operated by a single loco instead of the Top & Tail mode we have become accustomed to. With this new loop though, 5199 performed a trial run in the dark during the evening of February 22nd, becoming the first steam locomotive to work solo up the bank since the early
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5199 Saves The Day!

On the 18th & 19th of February, Thomas came to play at Churnet. Unfortunately Thomas isn't strong enough to haul the normal passenger services and so 44767 George Stephenson was rostered to operate these, however following a failure he/she was withdrawn from service forcing 5199 to save the day!5199 stepping in to help Thomas at Leekbrook Junction.I was one of the rostered Crossing Keepers at Cheddleton
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From The Archives

We have been sent an interesting photo of 5199 taken by Fred Kerr at Barry on the 15th November 1969. Two things are remarkable about this view:The comparative completeness of her at this date, 6 years into her stay at Barry. The visibility of the older Great Western lettering showing through the later British Railways livery.I guess that Barry scrapyard was only just beginning to become well known
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November Update

Just a quick update this time.Jon Kerr and I went down to Cheddleton last Saturday to lend a hand as 5199 is being prepared for her annual boiler inspection, which we are sure she will pass.CVR Volunteers had already removed the washout plugs, bottom mudhole doors and firegrate the previous day and we assisted Chris Meadowcroft by removing the firebox top mudhole door covers, then went
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5199 AGM

Saturday 17th September saw the 5199 AGM of 2011 held at the CVR. The Shareholders were invited for free travel on the CVR for the day behind their loco, and the AGM was held on the 11:10 departure from Kingsley & Froghall in the lines recently restored FK which was reserved for the group. Footplate rides were also offered to those members wishing a ride 'up front'. The day though started at 6am for
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A Grand Day Out

What a fantastic day we all had on the 30th July. The sun came out, and 5199 was looking very clean and polished thanks to the CVR volunteer effort during the week. Two trips to Cauldon Lowe and back were sampled before the final farewell photo opportunity.5199 and invited membershipI hope that all of you that attended enjoyed the sight and sound of 5199 attacking the bank ( which rises higher than
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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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