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Friends of 80150

Conservation and restoration of BR Standard Class 4 Tank No 80150

Friends of 80150 - The Joys of Spring - 8th July 2018

8th Jul 2018

Since we took on the task of 80150’s rehabilitation, one of our primary objectives has been to get our locomotive moveable again. The removal of the bogie springs whilst the locomotive was in Woodham Bros. scrapyard effectively crippled 80150 and caused chronic ...

80150 - Giant Steps

9th Oct 2017

So much has happened since the last blog that it’s difficult to know where to start. Buoyed up by our successes at cleaning and painting the cab area and with more and more volunteers turning up, we have been able ...

Friends of 80150 - BOLSO, Bungs and Buffers

6th Feb 2017

It’s time for an update on BOLSO as I’ve not written a blog since mid December and a lot has happened since the last one.  But first, why “BOLSO”? Well, like me, Martin has short-sighted ...

Friends of 80150 - This is where it starts!

15th Dec 2016

This is the first in a series of blogs to let you know what the “friends of 80150” are up to – and all this without cake! 80150 is a BR Standard Class 4 Tank Loco, which arrived at the Mid Hants Railway ...