The extended overhaul of No. 60163 Tornado has absorbed our engineering resources, and equally importantly the space we have at Darlington Locomotive Works to erect the frames. With the re-entry into service of Tornado, the first job was to clean and repaint the floor in DLW – overhauling an engine that has covered seventy six thousand miles over six years is a very dirty process compared with building a new one!  No. 2007 Prince of Wales’s frames have since been skated back into the middle of the workshop over the track and pit to enable to construction to resume in earnest.

07061505 The frames are being skated sideways IY

07061506 The frames are being skated sideways IY

07061507 The frames are now in the desired position IY

07061508 The frames are now in the desired position IY

Photos of the frames being skated back into position over the pit road – David Elliott