26th SEPTEMBER 2009

44422 under repair at Crewe LNWR Heritage. 26/09/2009

Chris Jefferies replacing the cab floor. 26/09/2009

The new cab floor. 26/09/2009

When the motion was reassembled at Crewe it was found that the left hand valve gland was missing a cast end plate. A fabricated replacement has been manufactured as a temporary measure. The drawbar pin is also believed missing so It's been an expensive exercise all round. 26/09/2009

The right hand version. 26/09/2009

Class 47 D1842 was shunting stock in the yard. 26/09/2009

An interesting view from the cab of 44422. 26/09/2009

44422+D1842. 26/09/2009

While D1842 continued to trundle around the yard, a celebrity face could be seen in the background. 26/09/2009

Another of the tasks for the day was to replace the overhauled safety valves. 26/09/2009

Dave Thornton assisting Philip Oldfield while the engine underwent a long overdue clean-up. 26/09/2009

44422 in good company. 26/09/2009

The staff at the Heritage Centre took the opportunity to present an LMS line-up, how often could you see such a bunch of stars? 26/09/2009