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LNER TTO 23981

Appeal to restore LNER TTO 23981



13th April 2019

L�N�E�R� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �i�n�s�i�d�e� �t�h�e� �w�o�r�k�s�h�o�p�s� �a�t� �R�o�t�h�l�e�y� �w�h�e�r�e� �i�t�s� �m�a�j�o�r� �r�e�s�t�o�r�a�t�i�o�n� �i�s� �n�o�w� �c�o�n�t�i�n�u�i�n�g�.��� TTO 23981

LNER TTO 23981 inside the workshops at Rothley where its major restoration is now continuing.

© Brian Hallett

19th March 2017

T�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e�s� �f�r�o�m� �L�N�E�R� �T�T�O�,� �2�3�9�8�1�,� �h�a�v�e� �n�o�w� �b�e�e�n� �r�e�a�s�s�e�m�b�l�e�d� �f�o�l�l�o�w�i�n�g� �o�v�e�r�h�a�u�l� �o�f� �t�h�e� �c�o�m�p�o�n�e�n�t� �p�a�r�t�s�.��� 23981

The bogies from LNER TTO, 23981, have now been reassembled following overhaul of the component parts.

© Brian Hallett

4th October 2016

T�h�e�r�e� �h�a�s� �b�e�e�n� �d�i�f�f�i�c�u�l�t�i�e�s� �i�n� �f�i�n�d�i�n�g� �s�o�m�e�o�n�e� �w�h�o� �c�a�n� �u�n�d�e�r�t�a�k�e� �t�h�e� �r�i�v�e�t�i�n�g� �w�o�r�k� �o�n� �t�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e�s�,� �p�r�i�n�c�i�p�a�l�l�y� �d�u�e� �t�o� �t�h�e� �r�e�q�u�i�r�e�m�e�n�t� �f�o�r� �t�h�e� �l�a�r�g�e� �a�m�o�u�n�t�s� �o�f� �c�o�m�p�r�e�s�s�e�d� �a�i�r� �n�e�e�d�e�d� �t�o� �u�n�d�e�r�t�a�k�e� �t�h�e� �r�i�v�e�t�i�n�g� �w�o�r�k�.� �T�h�i�s� �h�a�s� �b�e�e�n� �o�v�e�r�c�o�m�e� �a�n�d� �t�h�e� �w�o�r�k� �h�a�s� �p�r�o�c�e�e�d�e�d� �s�o� �t�h�a�t� �t�h�e� �h�o�r�n� �g�u�i�d�e�s� �a�r�e� �n�o�w� �r�i�v�e�t�e�d� �b�a�c�k� �t�o� �t�h�e� �f�r�a�m�e�s� �a�s� �c�a�n� �b�e� �s�e�e�n�.��� TTO 23981

There has been difficulties in finding someone who can undertake the riveting work on the bogies, principally due to the requirement for the large amounts of compressed air needed to undertake the riveting work. This has been overcome and the work has proceeded so that the horn guides are now riveted back to the frames as can be seen.

© Gordon Maslin

7th May 2016

W�o�r�k� �c�o�n�t�i�n�u�e�s� �o�n� �t�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e�s� �f�o�r� �t�h�e� �L�N�E�R� �T�T�O��� 23981

Work continues on the bogies for the LNER TTO

© Brian Hallett

16th January 2016

W�o�r�k� �o�n� �t�h�e� �u�n�d�e�r�f�r�a�m�e� �o�f� �L�N�E�R� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �c�o�n�t�i�n�u�e�s�.��� TTO 23981

Work on the underframe of LNER TTO 23981 continues.

© Brian Hallett

11th July 2015

N�e�w� �c�r�o�s�s� �m�e�m�b�e�r�s� �h�a�v�e� �b�e�e�n� �m�a�n�u�f�a�c�t�u�r�e�d� �f�o�r� �t�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e� �f�r�o�m� �L�N�E�R� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �t�h�a�t� �h�a�d� �s�e�v�e�r�e� �c�o�r�r�o�s�i�o�n�,� �h�e�r�e� �t�h�e�y� �a�r�e� �s�e�e�n� �t�e�m�p�o�r�a�r�i�l�y� �i�n�s�t�a�l�l�e�d� �t�o� �e�n�s�u�r�e� �t�h�a�t� �t�h�e�y� �f�i�t� �c�o�r�r�e�c�t�l�y�.��� 23981

New cross members have been manufactured for the bogie from LNER TTO 23981 that had severe corrosion, here they are seen temporarily installed to ensure that they fit correctly.

© Chris Lang

17th April 2015

O�n�e� �o�f� �t�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e�s� �f�r�o�m� �2�3�9�8�1� �h�a�v�i�n�g� �b�e�e�n� �g�r�i�t� �b�l�a�s�t�e�d� �a�n�d� �p�a�i�n�t�e�d� �i�n� �p�r�i�m�e�r� �i�s� �s�e�e�n� �a�t� �S�w�i�t�h�l�a�n�d� �S�i�d�i�n�g�s� �o�n� �9�t�h� �A�p�r�i�l� �2�0�1�5�.� �T�h�i�s� �w�i�l�l� �s�o�o�n� �b�e� �m�o�v�e�d� �b�a�c�k� �t�o� �R�o�t�h�l�e�y� �f�o�r� �r�e�a�s�s�e�m�b�l�y�.��� 23981

One of the bogies from 23981 having been grit blasted and painted in primer is seen at Swithland Sidings on 9th April 2015. This will soon be moved back to Rothley for reassembly.

© Chris Lang

T�h�e� �w�h�e�e�l�s�e�t�s� �f�o�r� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �a�r�e� �p�r�o�g�r�e�s�s�i�n�g� �n�i�c�e�l�y� �a�t� �R�o�t�h�l�e�y� �o�n� �1�7�t�h� �A�p�r�i�l� �2�0�1�5�.��� TTO 23981

The wheelsets for TTO 23981 are progressing nicely at Rothley on 17th April 2015.

© Chris Lang

5th February 2015

L�N�E�R� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �i�s� �s�e�e�n� �o�n� �t�h�e� �j�a�c�k�s� �a�t� �R�o�t�h�l�e�y� �o�n� �2�8�t�h� �J�a�n� �2�0�1�5�.� �T�h�i�s� �h�a�s� �a�l�l�o�w�e�d� �t�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e�s� �t�o� �b�e� �r�e�m�o�v�e�d� �f�o�r� �o�v�e�r�h�a�u�l�.��� 23981

LNER TTO 23981 is seen on the jacks at Rothley on 28th Jan 2015. This has allowed the bogies to be removed for overhaul.

© Chris Lang

L�N�E�R� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �o�n� �t�h�e� �j�a�c�k�s� �a�t� �R�o�t�h�l�e�y� �w�i�t�h� �t�h�e� �b�o�g�i�e�s� �r�e�m�o�v�e�d�.��� 23981

LNER TTO 23981 on the jacks at Rothley with the bogies removed.

© Phil Payne

T�h�e� �t�w�o� �G�r�e�s�l�e�y� �b�o�g�i�e�s� �f�r�o�m� �L�N�E�R� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1� �a�r�e� �s�e�e�n� �i�n� �a� �s�t�r�i�p�p�e�d� �d�o�w�n� �c�o�n�d�i�t�i�o�n� �o�u�t�s�i�d�e� �o�f� �R�o�t�h�l�e�y� �s�h�e�d� �a�w�a�i�t�i�n�g� �a� �s�t�a�r�t� �o�n� �r�e�n�o�v�a�t�i�o�n�.��� 23981

The two Gresley bogies from LNER TTO 23981 are seen in a stripped down condition outside of Rothley shed awaiting a start on renovation.

© Chris Lang

1st March 2014

W�o�r�k� �i�s� �p�r�o�c�e�e�d�i�n�g� �o�n� �T�T�O� �2�3�9�8�1�,� �w�i�t�h� �w�o�r�k� �c�o�n�c�e�n�t�r�a�t�i�n�g� �o�n� �t�h�e� �c�l�e�a�n�i�n�g� �a�n�d� �p�a�i�n�t�i�n�g� �o�f� �t�h�e� �c�h�a�s�s�i�s� �a�s� �s�e�e�n� �h�e�r�e�.��� TTO 23981

Work is proceeding on TTO 23981, with work concentrating on the cleaning and painting of the chassis as seen here.

© Chris Lang

14th October 2013

23981 has been moved from Swithland Sidings to Rothley for the start of its major overhaul.

Our thanks to the LNER Carriage Association for allowing us to use the line drawing of a TTO from their website.