Great News about Merchant Navy pacific 35011 General Steam Navigation @35011GSN
Nice to see work on GSN progressing
Photos Chris Hurst
General Steam Navigation or GSN is a Merchant Navy class locomotive being restored to her original “air-smoothed” condition.
The loco is undergoing its retro fitting in Sellinge, Kent.
I have joined the GSN Locomotive Restoration Society and decided to go down and have a look at the work so far and lend a hand.
Today I went to give a hand and met Dave Williams who very kindly showed me round. The group based in Plymouth are having a working party this weekend and Dave was the advanced guard!
I soon was set to work removing the flaking paint off one of GSNs driving wheels. The Bullied Firth-Brown wheels are a wonderful design, but full of nooks and cranies!
It’s surprising how time flies when doing something like this, quite pleased with my efforts
A lot still to do on GSN and I hope to get down there again
More photos of GSN below