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2017 News Archive

December 2017

• Claymills is featured in a 6 page article in the December edition of Old Glory magazine (No. 334).

July 2017

• On the Summer Open weekend, some of our collection of internal combustion engines ventured out with some visiting engines. Photo-1 Photo-2

May 2017

• Formal "Permission to Start" has now been received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, so the hard work of developing the Visitor Centre project has really started and the clock is ticking.

• A grant of £10,000 has been received from the John and Olga Lloyd Trust to replace the A & B engine cylinder cladding.

February 2017

• Restoration work on Boiler 5 is complete and it is now ready for the steam test. If the boiler passes, it will also be in use on February 26th for the inaugural running of B Engine.

• Update: Boiler 5 has passed its steam test and so both Boilers 4 and 5 will be in use on February 26th.

• Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend, when both Boilers 4 and 5 were supplying steam to 3 working beam engines. Here is B engine.

January 2017

• The New Year steaming started on Sunday with a rainy day, but an impressive number of visitors arrived, including a couple of trucks. Monday was a great sunny day and resulted in a new record for our New Year steaming.

• Two more of the Claymills steam engines have returned to site. These engines had been removed to Ryhope Engines Museum when the station was threatened with demolition and after negotiations have been transferred back to Claymills. The picture shows a Buxton & Thornley pump in the foreground and the Green's economiser engine behind.

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Meadow Lane
Burton upon Trent, DE13 0DA
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