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Ending the year on a high


A few weeks ago I sent an email to the County project at Didcot volunteering (while noting I don’t live anywhere near Didcot and am very busy) but noting that as a York resident I may be able to help with trips to the archive at the NRM.

Straight away came back a reply saying yes please and can you go and look if they have drawing 59919 smokebox door.

Interestingly, as I replied in my emailing confirming that I would, 59919 was in a batch of drawings drawn between Jan 1914 and Feb 1921 and thus must be a standard part. I suggested it could be the door for a Castle.

Anyway my trip to the museum happened yesterday. The NRM doesn’t have drawing 59919 but do have a subsequent drawing from 1954 which superseded 59919 and is described as smokebox front plate for standard boilers 7, 8, 12…

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