The Canadian Pacific Restoration project – part 3

Welcome to  the Canadian Pacific restoration project – part 3.

This project, often called the CanPac project, is about the restoration of the Merchant Navy class locomotive, number 35005, Canadian Pacific and also two carriages designed by Oliver Bulleid in the 1940s.

In this episode we are in the boiler shop at Ropley. I talk to Becky and also to Sam, a fully qualified boiler inspector. Sam originally started as an apprentice at Ropley before leaving to become a boiler inspector. Tiring of inspections Sam returned earlier this year.

Becky and I talk about the progress of the project and Sam talks about the technical considerations of repairing boilers for steam engines.

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If you’d like to donate to this major project please follow this link.

My thanks to Becky and Sam for their time and the members of the team at the Watercress Line for making these podcasts possible.

To visit the Watercress Line website please follow this link Watercress Line.

Join us in two weeks for the next episode of Life on the Watercress Line.

To visit the Canadian Pacific project web pages please follow this link Canadian Pacific project pages.

Full size copies of the photographs taken by MrT are available from FlickrFacebook and some through Instagram.

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The music Steam Railway used in this podcast is licensed from AKM Music.

The recording of Canadian Pacific in action is from material published by the Watercress Line.

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Author: Tim D

In the early 1970s Mr Timothy & his Phonograph was a popular mobile disco around Leeds University and Tim was known as MrT. Tim also spent 9 years broadcasting a weekly programme on Hospital Radio in Wakefield. He worked for more than 40 years for large industrial organisations and spent his last 15 years in global commercial management roles. Following retirement he started making podcasts in 2017.