19 Oct A National Treasure Needs Your Help!
Whilst Lizzie was being prepared for a recent Northern Belle excursion, unfortunately, a leak was discovered around the throat plate area of the firebox meaning that the locomotive had to be withdrawn from service until further notice. The society requested a boiler inspection to determine the problem, and they have requested that all cladding be removed from the boiler and firebox and that the superheater header should be removed to enable proper examination of the front tube plate too.
To undertake this inspection work and subsequent repairs – we need your help and support. The society has therefore launched a brand new appeal to raise £165,000 for such inspection and subsequent repair, so that 6201 Princess Elizabeth may return to mainline service where she belongs.