After its first run, it was noticed that GWR 56xx no.5637 had a broken spring. In this picture, the spring should form a smooth curve, but has snapped inside the centre buckle giving it a pronounced sag in the middle. Investigations are under way to try and determine what caused this failure.
After its first run, it was noticed that GWR 56xx no.5637 had a broken spring. In this picture, the spring should form a smooth curve, but has snapped inside the centre buckle giving it a pronounced sag in the middle. Investigations are under way to try and determine what caused this failure.
Credit: Jim Cobb, 25/09/2004