The loco’s tender as seen through the trees at the north end of the Hollybush siding at Bridgnorth.
The new smokebox and ashpan north of the boiler shop with the old smokebox in the background.
SMF stalwart John Bowater studies the front tubeplate of the now upright boiler which is awaiting a few more stays and rivets before being prepared for its hydraulic test.
The topfeed casting with new studs and nuts fitted.
This contraption is mounted inside the boiler under the topfeed casting. Its purpose is to distribute the cold water when it is injected into the boiler so that cold “spots” are not created which could affect the steaming of the boiler.
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