Manchester United’s steam locomotive tender moves to Sheffield

The tender, formerly intended for use on LNER B17 61662 Manchester United, has been moved to CTL Seal for use on B17 # 61673 Spirit of Sandringham.

Towards the end of last year it was confirmed that the 61662 Manchester United construction project had reached the end of the line as work could not progress due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was also confirmed in November 2020 that parts of the locomotive would be donated to the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust for use on the 61673 Spirit of Sandringham.

Along with the LNER call for tenders, a set of buffers was also given to the B17 Trust.

Although the Trust already has an LNER tender, it is hoped that the better parts of the two can come together to create a full LNER tender for use with 61673 Spirit of Sandringham.

If you would like to help the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust complete their project to install 61673 Spirit of Sandringham on the mainline, then why not become a member by clicking here to visit the project website.

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