RobertCoal Board StephensonNo. 49: Removal& Hawthornsof the firebox ‘Austerity’is almost 0-6-0ST complete Nationalat Israel Tanfield, Newton’sa new blastpipe workshop. is At beingthe 1943-built fabricated machine’sby volunteers. home base, Bagnall 0-6-0ST Vulcan: Wheelsets have been removed at the North Tyneside Steam Railway and dispatched to the South Devon Railway for replacement tyres. The boiler of the ex-Austin Motors, Longbridge, locomotive is also approaching completion at the North Norfolk Railway. Hunslet 0-6-0ST Brookes No. 1: The Middleton Railway saddle tank steamed for the first time since overhaul on April 3. The initial trial steaming revealed some tweaks left to do before final boiler certification, but the line is hopeful that the locomotive will re-enter traffic by June, following the completion of its Heritage Lottery Fund-backed overhaul. Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns 0-4-0ST Agecroft No. 1: Steam operations at the National Railway Museum’s York site are now in the hands of the 1948-built locomotive, normally based at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. It replaces Grant Ritchie 0-4-0ST Kinglassie Colliery No. 21, which has returned to the Ribble Steam Railway. Andrew Barclay 0-4-0F Boots No. 1: Restoration of this 1930-built fireless locomotive (Works No. 1984) will be tackled by the same group who undertook the return to steam of Andrew Barclay 10in-cylindered 0-4-0ST Works No. 1259, based at the West Somerset Railway. Boots No. 1 left the Foxfield Railway by road in late March. Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST Works No. 2047 ‘Warwickshire’: Two new cylinders have been cast for this locomotive by Timsons Engineering of Kettering, the right-hand cylinder being produced on March 10 and the left-hand casting on March 22. After machining, both will be delivered to the Severn Valley Railway, where it is hoped to have the locomotive back on its wheels at Bridgnorth Works by the end of the year. Its owners - the Warwickshire Industrial Locomotive Trust - will then continue its restoration at Bewdley.