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In 1986 the construction of a new working replica of a Bloomer commenced at Tyseley and was 90% complete by 1990.

It then remained untouched for many years but it is now hoped to complete the project and have it steaming in 2019 (and possibly on the main line).

The construction of the tender was assisted by the discovery of three existing original tenders – two at Northwich and one at Machynlleth. The two tenders from Northwich and the brake gear from the other tender were acquired for the project.

By February 2018 the locomotive was still without driving wheels and a cab.

670 at Tyseley – June 2011

 2-2-2  LNWR  Bloomer

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