V2 Green Arrow

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V2 Green Arrow

Post by richard » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:54 am

I've started to sort out the pictures taken during my recent visits to the Middleton Railway and National Railway Museum (York). It is going to take a few days to get them sorted and added to the site, but here are some tasters from the NRM Workshop.

During July 2005, Green Arrow suffered a failure at speed whilst hauling the York-Scarborough steam service. I am still seeking details, but it appears that the bolts holding the centre main bearing together failed.
I've heard different accounts as to what happened next, but it looks like piston blew the middle cylinder cover off.

Here's No. 60800 Green Arrow with the centre piston and motion parts alongside. Note the bent and twisted shape of the centre main con rod, and what looks to be the remains of the centre cylinder cover.
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This image has been artificially brightened to show the centre cylinder bore in the monobloc casting. This is only visible because the cover has been removed.
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Here's a better detail picture of the parts that have been removed from the centre cylinder and motion.
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(All images (C) Copyright Richard Marsden 2005)


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Post by richard » Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:34 pm

I should add that the Encyclopedia's V2 page can be found here:

http://www.lner.info/locos/V/v2.shtml



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Post by Matt » Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:01 am

http://rileysontour.fotopic.net shows the parts still in the position they came into the NRM in, these were taken in the Prep Pay pit.

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Post by Rlangham » Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:45 pm

Nice photos, would be interested to see any of NER 1310 at the Middleton Railway if you have any, hopefully she's in static condition unless they're giving her an overhaul.

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Post by richard » Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:55 pm

See the Y7 page:

http://www.lner.info/locos/Y/y7.shtml

My Dad also took photos during the same trip, so I may post more photos when he finally downloads them off his camera and sends them :-)

She's in bits, awaiting an overhaul. With the major building work that is going on, the Middleton's priorities are elsewhere for this year. They have Lottery money to build a visitor's centre, and the line is also closed due to council building work (new bridge). The new building will be pretty big. As well as an educational element regarding trains in Leeds, it will also enable more locomotives to be kept under cover.

It sounds like it is a popular engine when it is running.


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Post by Rlangham » Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:07 pm

Nice, i'm very interested in the NER (as you can probably tell). I hope one day to have a several day long roadtrip up to county Durham to visit 'Locomotion' at Shildon, the various groups and the museum at Darlington e.t.c. and also the Middleton Railway and the National Railway Museum at York.

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