The Return of 55008's cab

Bethany Marsh writes:

Today saw the return of No.8's cab which has previously been at Crowle Wharf Engineers for fabrication work. We have extended the cab by approximately 4ft, just past the first engine room window creating an ‘engine room’ for 8. This is now housing the cross section engine display piece and will become part of the display in the Deltic Depot at Barrow Hill.

We would like to again thank Crowle Wharf Engineers for working with us and taking on this project, the past few months have been challenging in trying to arrange the journey home during Covid-19. We would also like to thank Merritts and their team for moving the cab back from Crowle and undertaking the task of manoeuvring it in the Depot. Thanks also go to Barrow Hill Roundhouse and their staff for providing and assisting with shunting not only the cab, but several bogies to allow room in the Depot to bring 8 in. Finally thanks to the volunteers that have assisted with the No.8 Cab extension project and all those who have supported along the way.

The next step for No.8's cab will be to refurbish both internally and externally, once complete the cab will become part of the display being created in the DPS Deltic Depot and one day an attraction for visitors to visit. Updates of the progress of the restoration of the cab will continue to be published as the work progresses.

Images Copyright Bethany Marsh/Nigel Lacy