7822 Gallery

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Welcome to the gallery, anyone is welcome to send their photos to mathew.grindley@yahoo.com

 

At the top we have a gallery of some of our members, the most important part of any society. Then we will work down through the years from the mainline to the present day. Enjoy.

 

My thanks go to Iain Ross, Jon Kerr, Neil Evans, Lewis Maddox, Adie Taylor, Tom Peacock, Duncan Langtree and Karl Heath for their additions that give us a great view of the Manor's life. If you would like to see even more pictures of 7822, head to https://www.flickr.com/groups/7822/ where a group have a collection of nearly 400 images of 7822.

Foxcote Manor Society Members

1950's & 1960's

Manor Volunteers 2016

Manor Volunteers 2016

Some of the people involved in 7822 were pictured at Llangollen prior to the first trip since returning to steam. Left to right, Simon Durant, Steph Durant, Tom Peacock, Tommy Jobson, Martin Fuller, Gordon Heddon (vice-president), Graham Hoyland, George Jones (member), Mat Grindley, Joseph Wellsteed

Have Manor -  Will Travel

Have Manor - Will Travel

5 members of the Foxcote Manor Society on 7822 at the WSR's Cambrian Gala. Jon Kerr - Life Member, Paul Bailey - Treasurer / Honey Monster, Mat Grindley - Web Guy, Iain Ross - Life Member, Matt Davies - Membership Secretary

Foxcote Manor Relaunch

Foxcote Manor Relaunch

FMS Chairman Neil Evans gives a speech to relaunch Foxcote Manor on 2nd April 2016.

Three Stooges

Three Stooges

Joseph Wellsteed, Tom Peacock and Tommy Jobson.

Martin and Graham

Martin and Graham

FMS trustees Martin Fuller and Graham Hoyland on the boards of 7822 at Corwen on the Comeback Special.

Graham Hoyland and Mat Grindley

Graham Hoyland and Mat Grindley

FMS trustees Graham Hoyland and Mat Grindley on 7822 after working the first Manor to Corwen since 1964.

Simon Durant

Simon Durant

Volunteer and boilersmith Simon Durant cuts out the old tubes in 2015.

Steph Durant

Steph Durant

FMS volunteer and fireman Steph Durant shows her latest creation, a cake based on 7822's cabside numberplate on 2nd April 2016.

Mat Grindley

Mat Grindley

FMS trustee on the footplate of 7822 ready for the day ahead on April 9th 2016 prior to a double header with Dinmore Manor.

Tommy Jobson

Tommy Jobson

Cambrian man Tommy Jobson working on the smokebox door.

Steph Durant

Steph Durant

FMS volunteer Steph Durant builds the fire up before departing Corwen on the 7822 Comeback Special.

Secretary -  G.Hoyland

Secretary - G.Hoyland

Graham, works on the Manor fireman's cab side ahead of the 2014 paint job.

Southern Man Mike Watts

Southern Man Mike Watts

Gentleman Mike Watts aboard 7822 being snapped for his close up in the Wrexham Evening Leader in 2012

Iain Ross and Steve Carter

Iain Ross and Steve Carter

Two more of our members posing for a publicity piece to kick off 7822's involvement in the 2012 Santa Specials at Llangollen.

Mike Watts

Mike Watts

Western loving Southern man Mike Watts working on 7822 in 2015.

Web Guy - Mat Grindley

Web Guy - Mat Grindley

Aboard 7822 wearing a stupid colour at the 2013 Spring Steam Gala at Llangollen, snapped by Lewis Maddox.

Mat Grindley and Jon Kerr

Mat Grindley and Jon Kerr

Two youngish members of the FMS larking about at the 2013 Spring Gala at Llangollen.

Compulsive Kerr

Compulsive Kerr

JK cleaning 7822's sparkly parts at the 2013 Spring Gala.

Graham Hoyland

Graham Hoyland

Mr Hoyland oils 7822's cross head on a sunny summer afternoon.

Tiny Martin Fuller

Tiny Martin Fuller

The FMS' tallest fan cleans the parts closest to the ground on a sunny summers day.

Martin Fuller

Martin Fuller

He really is that tall, 6'8" fireman Martin Fuller aboard 7822s tender in 2013

Mike Watts

Mike Watts

Mike Watts on board 7822 smiles for a photo with the girls from Heart in the winter of 2012.

Richard Pumphrey

Richard Pumphrey

Western basher Richard, ties off 7822.

Special Day

Special Day

The marraige of Roger and Lynda Hodgkinson aside 7822, Iain Ross, Mick Compton, Darren Churm and Wayne Ronneback.

Mr Hoyland.

Mr Hoyland.

Our secretary and devoted board member aboard 3802,.

Driver Hoyland

Driver Hoyland

Graham on board 7822 in December 2012 on Santa Special duty.

Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Manor man Steve Jones strides back to his weathered steed during the 2012 Llangollen Railway 1960's gala.

1950's Foxcote Manor

1950's Foxcote Manor

7822 at Llandabarn crossing in 1958.

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7822 giving a slight wisp from the safety valve awaiting departure on a stopping train at Shrewsbury in 1963

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7822 awaiting departure from Shrewsbury platform 4 with express headcode in 1964. Her condition is starting to deteriorate as the end of steam on the Cambrian draws nearer.

Talyllyn AGM 1963

Talyllyn AGM 1963

7822 and 7827 at Morfa Mawddach on the Tayllyn AGM Special 1963.

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7822 standing outside Oswestry works awaiting some attention.

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The Manor with express lamp codes at Barmouth in 1962.

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7822 running around the Abbey Foregate triangle at Shrewsbury.

Foxcote Manor Saved from Scrap and Restoration

by Graham Ross

Youve Got to Start Somewhere

Youve Got to Start Somewhere

7822 seen on Sunday 15th October 1985, not long after arriving from Oswestry.

Manor in bits

Manor in bits

June 1986 sees volunteers around 7822 stood in Llangollen yard, while the rest of the country was watching England lose to Maradona's hand!

The Boiler Arrives

The Boiler Arrives

Foxcote Manor's cosmetically restored boiler is delivered to Llangollen MPD in May 1985.

Craning in the Boiler

Craning in the Boiler

May 1986 again, showing the boiler being craned over to 7822's frames, a big day for Foxcote Manor.

Llangollen New Manor Shed

Llangollen New Manor Shed

Llangollen MPD in November 1987, the Manor having moved from outside into her new shed where her overhaul took place.

First Moves Since the 1960's

First Moves Since the 1960's

Foxcote Manor emerges from her shed in 1987, this was her first move under her own power since steam days. Here she carried a familiar headboard as a crowd gathered around her to enjoy an eagerly anticipated day.

A Pheonix from the Ashes

A Pheonix from the Ashes

September 1987 shows 7822 rolling out onto the Manor road with the expectant crowd looking on.

Out on the Down Main

Out on the Down Main

7822 stands proudly in platform 2 at Llangollen facing Berwyn in April 1988. This was her first public performance where she would head a train. A landmark day in 7822's history, Iain Ross still wasnt born and I was about a week old!

7822 Meets Her Public

7822 Meets Her Public

Graham Ross took this superb shot on 7822's debut from Green Lane bridge in April 1988.

Returning from Berwyn.

Returning from Berwyn.

Well into her stride now, 7822 passes Goods Junction Box on the approach to Llangollen station with a rake of chocolate and creams, the nature of the cess and running lines gives you an idea of how the railway was developing! May 1988

Seeing Out the 80's

Seeing Out the 80's

7822 stands in platform 1 at Llangollen sporting the 1X67 route code.

Seeing Out the 80's

Seeing Out the 80's

7822 runs through platform 2 with the 1Z45 code on during the GWR weekend of June 1989

Doubled Headed 1Z45

Doubled Headed 1Z45

7822 carries the 1Z45 code leading Odney Manor through Llangollen Goods Junction in 1989.

4-6-0-4-6-0 10MT

4-6-0-4-6-0 10MT

The Manors master the Dee Valley in 1989!

7822 Heads Odney Manor

7822 Heads Odney Manor

7822 heads Odney over the Dee Bridge on the same weekend in 1989, the railway was only 2.5 miles in length at this time as the railway continued to grow.

October - 7822's last run before withdrawal for overhaul.

2008

Last Day in Service for the 3rd Time

Last Day in Service for the 3rd Time

7822 rounds the curve into Carrog on her last day in service before her 3rd major overhaul on 12th October 2008. Copyright Jon Kerr

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Iain Ross before the barnett on the final train before overhaul in 2008. Llangollen stalwart Harry Barber brought her through her final day. Copyright Jon Kerr

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A very Cambrian looking 7822 fizzes in platform 2 at Carrog prior to withdrawal in 2008.

Thank You and Goodnight

Thank You and Goodnight

7822 bows out with her public in October 2008.

2009

Steel Steam and Stars 1

Aberystwyth? Machynlleth??

Aberystwyth? Machynlleth??

Two Cambrian road stalwarts together again at Steel, Steam and Stars 1. Copyright Jon Kerr

Manors and Dukedogs

Manors and Dukedogs

A night shed scene as the two former co workers stand side by side at what could easily pass as Aberyswyth. Copyright Jon Kerr

7822 and 9017

7822 and 9017

The Cambrian colleagues stand together, the Manor still out of traffic during her overhaul. Copyright Jon Kerr

June 2009

June 2009

June 2009

A slimmer me (right) looking on, not long after I became a volunteer and member at Llangollen, I blame 7822!

June 2009

June 2009

My first ever visit to Llangollen saw a gang working on 7822 during her overhaul.

June 2009

June 2009

A cold 7822 standing in the yard as the lads get stuck in.

Hooked

Hooked

I remember being drawn to 7822, having never seen a loco up close I was in awe of this wonderful machine.

June 2009

June 2009

Still wearing Danny Rowlands adaptations and looking great in green!

2011

The Return of the Manor - Spring 2011

Dawn on Shed

Dawn on Shed

7822 stands on her own road beside 80072 (fresh from restoration and running in). 7822 was fresh from overhaul, with no time for trials. Check out the quartered buffers by Martin Soames, looking good!

Erlestoke Heavy Freight

Erlestoke Heavy Freight

Erlestoke Manor was due to join 7822 on her return but when this was no longer possible we didn't want to disappoint and made a 2-8-0 Manor out of 3802, mums the word!

Storming Towards Berwyn

Storming Towards Berwyn

7822 and 3802 round the curve spectacularly at Pentrefelin on the same run, 7822 performed well all weekend in fact!

Yard Commotion

Yard Commotion

7822 stands ahead of 3802 in the que at the spring gala 2010, FMS member Steve Carter is driving the GWR 8F. FMS member Jeff Albiston can be seen on 7822's footplate getting ready to set off.

Shes Back

Shes Back

7822 passes 44806 as she heads for Berwyn Bank on her first passenger run since overhaul. It took a huge effort from FMS member and Llangollen Railway staff to get 7822 back in time but looking at this it was well worth the push!

7822 passing a midland freight

7822 passing a midland freight

7822 and 3802 raring to go!

7822 and 3802 raring to go!

Llangollen Railway 1960's Gala 2011

On her way to the cutters torch

On her way to the cutters torch

A weathered manor stands under the old bridge at Glyndyfrdwy on her way to Woodhams being towed by a class 31. I can tell you the clag was thick! The crew were Graham Hoyland, Ray Grey, Mat Grindley and were joined by footplate raffle winner Sammie Kay.

7822 sets back 50 years

7822 sets back 50 years

Dont Let Me Die

Dont Let Me Die

7822 stands at Carrog on the 31st of July 2011 on her way for scrap. A lot of punters thought she actually was!

Farewell Train

Farewell Train

A fairly green Mat Grindley sits on the Manor for a photo at Carrog.

7822 or 7800

7822 or 7800

Mat Grindley and Ray Grey on board 7822 or should I say Torquay Manor at the 2011 Llangollen Railway 1960's Gala.

Mucky Manor

Mucky Manor

7822 stands in platform 2 at Llangollen Station.

7822 in the 60's

7822 in the 60's

7822 flies along the Carrog straight on a warm summers day in 2011. I was lucky enough to be on the footplate that day.

Dragged for Scrap

Dragged for Scrap

The class 31 diesel drags 7822 for scrap down the branch, the overgrowth gives it the feel of an engine being dragged off the mainline to a less well kept siding!

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Graham Hoyland leaves me on the footplate (in Woodhams jacket) during the 2011 60's gala.

 7822 Visits the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

7822 on the NYMR

7822 on the NYMR

Foxcote Manor stands beneath the signalling gantry on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in September 2011.

NYMR Freight

NYMR Freight

7822 pulls a mixed freight at the NYMR and looks like she was working pretty hard! Photo - Karl Heath

A Bit Flatter

A Bit Flatter

The coal is burning a little better now and shes obviously on the mark as the wisps from the safety bonnet show. Photo - Karl Heath

Back on Coaches

Back on Coaches

7822 back on the coaches but again working hard over the moors. Photo - Karl Heath

7822 being coaled

7822 being coaled

Foxy stands under the coaling stage. Photo - Jon Kerr

2012

Llangollen Railway 1960's Gala 2012

Authentic Much?

Authentic Much?

This incredible snap shows 7822 ready for the off in the 2012 60's Gala

7822 or 7812

7822 or 7812

7822 mocked up as Erlestoke Manor stands in Llangollen as fireman Charlie Brook climbs aboard.

Mucky Again

Mucky Again

7822 stands in platform 1 getting ready for the off.

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Finishing the job.

Finishing the job.

Maverick Mitchell Hogarth puts the finishing touches on the Manor for her starring performance at the 2012, 1960's Gala.

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December - Santa Specials

7822 Starts the Specials

7822 Starts the Specials

FMS members Iain Ross and Steve Carter were the engine crew on the first day of the Santa Specials. George Jones took this shot as they put the headboard in place ahead of the first trip on December 1st 2012

Mike Watts - 09/12/2012

Mike Watts - 09/12/2012

Long serving Llangollen volunteer (and all round nice man) Mike Watts on the footplate of 7822 during the 2012 Santa Specials.

7822's Got Heart.......FM!!

7822's Got Heart.......FM!!

December the 9th saw the Heart.FM girls visit Llangollen, here they stand at Lapland (Carrog) next to the Manor. Foxcote Manor Society and ever present volunteer fireman Mike Watts looks on from his side of the cab.

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7822 Headboard - 15/12/2012

7822 Headboard - 15/12/2012

7822 carried the Santa Special headboard for 6 days in December 2012 carrying over 1000 children plus their parents from Llangollen to Lapland.

The Star of the Show....and Santa

The Star of the Show....and Santa

Santa speaks to the crowds as 7822 prepares to run around her train on the 15th of December 2012.

7830 . "North Pole Manor"

7830 . "North Pole Manor"

Santa wishes the punters a merry Christmas as they depart the station on December 15th 2012.

Splitting the Bags

Splitting the Bags

Richard Pumphrey splits the bags on 7822 during the 2012 Santa Specials.

2013

January - Loving Care for the Tender

7822 Wheels for Refurbishment

7822 Wheels for Refurbishment

Foxy's tender wheels removed from the tender before being sent away for re-tyring.

7822 Axle Boxes and Covers

7822 Axle Boxes and Covers

Tender axleboxes ready for refurbishment by volunteers.

7822's Wheels

7822's Wheels

Foxys Tender

Foxys Tender

7822's tender awaiting work in January 2013.

Off to be re-tyred

Off to be re-tyred

7822's tender wheelsets await collection at Llangollen.

Painted Bottom End

Painted Bottom End

Membership secretary Matt Davies was responsible for painting all of the bottom end on 7822's tender.

7822's Re-Tyrement

7822's Re-Tyrement

The wheels are all set for transport to South Devon

Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere

7822's wheel-less tender in January 2013

Removing the Wheels

Removing the Wheels

The lads from Llaneng put their backs into removing the wheels from 7822's tender as they go off to be re tyred at the South Devon Railway

Artistic April

 

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

7822 - April 14th 2013

April 2013 - Llangollen Steam Gala by Lewis Maddox

Western, Western Everywhere

Western, Western Everywhere

7822 stands on Manor Road while 6430 and the GWR Railmotor occupy the pit.

Morning Activity

Morning Activity

Jon Kerr cleans 7822's copper cap while the fireman of 6430 cleans out the pit.

Hes Still Doing It

Hes Still Doing It

Foxcote Manor Life Member Jon Kerr scrubs the chimney.

Be Serious Lads

Be Serious Lads

Jon Kerr and Mat Grindley share a joke while cleaning the front end of the Manor.

7822 Rounds The Curve

7822 Rounds The Curve

What a great photo, 7822 sauntering through the Dee Valley into Glyndyfrdwy.

Needs Daz for Whiter Whites

Needs Daz for Whiter Whites

Mat Grindley poses for a photo on his favorite loco.

Light Grey Smoke

Light Grey Smoke

7822 burning away efficiently down the Carrog straight.

Mixed Coaches

Mixed Coaches

7822 pulls a mixed rake through the Dee Valley towards Carrog.

Fizzing Away

Fizzing Away

7822 departs Berwyn with the valves just lifting, to recreate that Cambrian image.

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Manor in May 2013

Gleaming Manor

Gleaming Manor

Short fireman Martin Fuller sits atop Foxcote Manor in Llangollen Station on May 12th 2013

Relaxed Sunday 26/05/2013

Relaxed Sunday 26/05/2013

Martin Fuller cleans the hard to reach places on 7822.

Oily Hoylie

Oily Hoylie

Graham supplies 7822's LHS cross head with oil for the bearing and slide bar on a Bank Holiday in May 2013.

Western Magic

Western Magic

A pair of engines with GWR heritage warm up in Llangollen yard. The cleaners have finished 7822 and have turned their attention to 3802.

Pride of the Fleet

Pride of the Fleet

7822 stands gleaming in Llangollen yard on May 26th 2013.

The Work Starts

The Work Starts

7822 warms up on Manor road surrounded by ladders as a cleaning job starts.

FMS Summer Social Evening 2013

Annual Summer Social - 29/06/2013

Annual Summer Social - 29/06/2013

Graham Hoyland (Driver) & Mat Grindley (Fireman) on 7822 during the summer social.

Mike Butlers Mini Manor - 7822

Foxcote Manor 5 inch

Foxcote Manor 5 inch

Creator Mike Butler and FMS Chairman Neil Evans smile for the camera as 7822 departs Borth!

Foxcote Manor

Foxcote Manor

Mike Butler prepares his engine as he racks up some miles on his 5 inch model of Foxcote Manor.

Foxcote Manor 5 inch

Foxcote Manor 5 inch

A happy man, Mike Butler enjoys the fruit of his labour, a gleaming Foxcote Manor exits Borth.

September Running

Waiting for Passengers - 08/09/2013

Waiting for Passengers - 08/09/2013

Foxy waits in platform 2 at Llangollen for her guests on a driver experience day, Llangollen drivers Steve Carter and Richard Statham would oversee proceedings.

Enginemens Natterings

Enginemens Natterings

Richard and Steve chew the cud before the driver experience on 08/09/2013.

Awaiting Departure

Awaiting Departure

Foxy waits in platform 2 at Llangollen for her guests on a driver experience day, Llangollen drivers Steve Carter and Richard Statham would oversee proceedings.

7822 on Duty 28/09/2013

7822 on Duty 28/09/2013

7822 stands next to her G.W.R counterpart 3802, Charles Collett had a hand in both of these locomotives, 3802 being part of the 2884 class, modified from the 28xx's.

Warming Up 28/09/2013

Warming Up 28/09/2013

Foxy warms up at Llangollen MPD before 50 miles of running on her home metals.

Warming Up 28/09/2013

Warming Up 28/09/2013

Foxy warms up at Llangollen MPD before 50 miles of running on her home metals.

October - On Tour at the West Somerset and Avon Valley

7822 and Co.

7822 and Co.

Iain Ross captures this beauty of a picture of the 4 Manor's at Minehead.

7822 at Minehead (Pwllheli)

7822 at Minehead (Pwllheli)

Iain photo bombs a shot of the manor.

7822 at Minehead

7822 at Minehead

The stunning backdrop of Minehead makes this cracking Cambrian scene.

7822 Boys at the WSR

7822 Boys at the WSR

L to R - Jon Kerr (Life Member), Paul Bailey (Treasurer), Mat Grindley (Webmaster), Iain Ross (Life Member/ Weathering Extraordinare), Matt Davies (Membership Secretary).

7822 at Bishops Lydeard

7822 at Bishops Lydeard

Foxy stands with the Cambrian Coast headboard on at Bishops Lydeard where the running in boards were mocked up as Shrewsbury.

7822 at Minehead

7822 at Minehead

7822 warms up on shed at Minehead, with Paul Bailey (Treasurer) and Graham Hoyland (secretary) discussing the day ahead.

Minehead Manors

Minehead Manors

7822 stands next to her sisters at Minehead

7822 at the WSR Cambrian Gala by Karl Heath - www.steamrailwayphoto.com

Manors on Minehead

Manors on Minehead

The four Manors (Foxcote, Erlestoke, Odney, Lydham) on shed at Minehead during Don Bishops excellent photo charter.

Mind Your Manors

Mind Your Manors

7822 and her sisters stand under the light of Minehead station and the night sky during the West Somerset Railways Cambrian Gala.

Headed for Bishops Lydeard

Headed for Bishops Lydeard

7822 heads towards the road bridge heading for Bishops Lydeard at the WSR Cambrian Gala.

On Shed at Minehead

On Shed at Minehead

7822 stands on Minehead shed with her class mates at the 2013 Cambrian Gala at the West Somerset Railway.

Early Evening

Early Evening

7822 stands in the fading light at Minehead shed.

4 of the 9, 4 of the 30

4 of the 9, 4 of the 30

4 of the surviving manors stand at Minehead station at the WSR Cambrian Gala, wouldnt we love to see all 9, as a tribute to 21 that succumbed to the cutters torch.

Cambrian Throwback

Cambrian Throwback

7822 sports the Talyllyn headboard at she storms through Somerset.

Cambrian Coast?

Cambrian Coast?

7822 looks fantastic hauling 6 coaches along the West Somerset coast, could well be the Cambrian coast headed for the Mawddach Estuary,

Foxcote Manor at the West Somerset Railway and others by Adie Taylor.

Foxcote at Minehead

Foxcote at Minehead

7822 stands on shed at Minehead (Could pass as Aberystwyth) during Don Bishops Manor photo session.

Foxcote at Minehead

Foxcote at Minehead

7822 stands on shed at Minehead (Could pass as Aberystwyth) during Don Bishops Manor photo session.

7822 Foxcote Manor leaves Berwyn

7822 Foxcote Manor leaves Berwyn

Adie captures 7822 blasting out of Berwyn station on the Llangollen Railway

7822 Foxcote Manor leaves Carrog

7822 Foxcote Manor leaves Carrog

Adie watches 7822 passing the Carrog Up Starter.

7822 Foxcote Manor at Carrog

7822 Foxcote Manor at Carrog

Adie captures 7822 fizzing away at Carrog.

Tom Peacock Snaps - Dec 2013

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Tom Peacock

Tom snaps 7822 in platform 1 on the 15th December 2013

Tom Peacock

Tom Peacock

Llangollen cleaner Tom Peacock takes an arty shot of 7822 at Llangollen with Gary Roberts stood next to one his favorite locos.

2014 Foxcote Manor Society Summer Social - 25/7/2014
Driver Jackson (Mrs)

Driver Jackson (Mrs)

Mrs Jackson has her go on the handles with her proud husband Matt looking on, the driver for a tenner went down well.

Engine of the Evening at Carrog

Engine of the Evening at Carrog

Top fellow Matthew Jackson stands with his daughter for a look at the loco at Carrog.

Dear oh Dear

Dear oh Dear

Trustee Mat Grindley sings a few numbers at Llangollen Station with Tom and Joey as his backing singers!

Manor Mad

Manor Mad

Joey Wellsteed gets into the spirit of the occasion.

Crazy Gang

Crazy Gang

Some of the FMS' newest members at the summer social, Keiron Rigby, Tom Peacock, Joe Wellsteed, Mat Grindley, Maverick Mitchell- Hogarth.

BBQ, Beer and Music

BBQ, Beer and Music

Our guests enjoy an evening in the station.

Excited Much

Excited Much

Keiron Rigby looking rather happy to be having a crack at driving!

7822's Boiler Repairs 2013-6

7822 Boiler Warming

7822 Boiler Warming

Our boiler stands in the yard in early January 2016 as the boiler is reintroduced to heat!

Safety valve fitted

Safety valve fitted

7822's safety valve now refitted to the boiler in December 2016 inside the Manor shed (Llaneng boiler shop).

Empty Tubeplate

Empty Tubeplate

7822's steel tubeplate bereft of tubes in November 2015.

Taking Out the Superheater

Taking Out the Superheater

7822's smokebox shows that the superheater header has been removed and the elements are set to follow. Mid 2015.

Warming Fire

Warming Fire

7822's boiler being warmed for the first time in early January 2016.

Smokebox Door

Smokebox Door

Tom, Tommy and Joe work on restoring the smokebox door in the summer of 2015.

Removing the Superheater

Removing the Superheater

Tom pops out of the smokebox next to Martin as the process of removing the superheater takes place in mid 2015.

Expanding Tubes

Expanding Tubes

Inside the smokebox in November 2015, the tubes are in the process of being expanded.

First Fire

First Fire

Foxys first fire in 2 and a half years, lit in early January 2016 to start taking her through the heat cycles.

First Fire

First Fire

Tom Peacock lights the first fire that 7822 has had in 2 and a half years.

Tommy and the Smokebox Door

Tommy and the Smokebox Door

Tommy works on tidying up the smokebox door in mid 2015.

Expanding Tubes

Expanding Tubes

Mat Grindley expanding the smoke tubes at the steel end in November 2015.

Expanding Tubes

Expanding Tubes

Mat and Graham expand the tubes at the copper end in November 2015.

Removed Elements

Removed Elements

The superheater elements laid out after removal in mid 2015.

Steam Gauge

Steam Gauge

The steam gauge was fitted in December 2015 as steps were made to return the boiler to steam.

Warming Up

Warming Up

7822's boiler in the yard awaiting a fire in early January 2015.

Removing tubes

Removing tubes

The tubes had been cut out by Simon Durant and the team then started to remove them from the boiler.

Crinoline

Crinoline

Tom Peacock sits on top of the boiler as the crinoline bands are refitted in November 2015.

Blastpipe

Blastpipe

Tom Peacock lit a fire to burn the crud off the inside of the blast pipe, Mat Grindley looks on wondering if there is too much heat!

Throat Plate Formers

Throat Plate Formers

7820's throatplate formers on hire to 7822.

New Throatplate

New Throatplate

A new throatplate after being formed.

Drilled out

Drilled out

The new throatplate drilled out and ready to be re-stayed.

Intense

Intense

The worst part of the job for the engineers at Llaneng, heating the metal up and then beating it into shape. We are grateful for their effort.

Re-united

Re-united

7822s boiler alongside 6430.

Back in the Frames

Back in the Frames

The boiler back in the frames in February 2016.

Return getting nearer

Return getting nearer

7822s boiler back in the frames and the finishing touches are being applied to the boiler.

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Tubes

Tubes

Stay Nuts

Stay Nuts

Smokebox

Smokebox

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boiler march 2015

New Throatplate

New Throatplate

New Tubes

New Tubes

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RecoveredThreads

RecoveredThreads

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Throat Plate and Formers

Throat Plate and Formers

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20140105_123347

River Boathouse

River Boathouse

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