The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society are pleased to announce that they have placed the Contract for the overhaul of the chassis of their Hunslet 0-6-0 saddle tank steam locomotive No 1982 'Ring Haw', with The Flour Mill in Gloucestershire.
Arrangements are being made for the chassis to be transported to the Contractors site as soon as possible.
The boiler overhaul for Ring Haw has already commenced at the North Norfolk Railways Engineering Works, following a detailed non-destructive test (NDT) examination and thorough examination by British Engineering Services.
The locomotive will be receiving its most comprehensive and thorough overhaul since coming into preservation.
Loco Club Members will receive further news on the progress of the overhaul and on a potential date for its return to steam first.
Ring Haw was built by the Hunslet Engine Co in 1940 and was employed at the Nassington Ironstone Works Peterborough. It was gifted to the NNR in 1970 when the Quarry closed and was last overhauled in September 2014.
Ring Haw was purchased from the NNR by the M&GN Society in 2020 as part of the Society’s support for the NNR when the Covid restrictions significantly reduced its income.
Ring Haw is one of the locomotives supported by regular donations from members of the M&GN Society Loco Club. Club members are entitled to a range of benefits in recognition of their monthly contributions which can be as little as £2 per month. https://www.mandgn.org/the-loco-club
The Society would be delighted to receive offers of further donations from those members who do not currently support the upkeep of Ring Haw.. https://www.mandgn.org/donations