Some photographs taken during the current feverish activity at the Waverley Terminal in Glasgow.
It may, or may not be a well known fact among members, that part of the Rebuild is in fact being carried out north of the border. Ken Henderson, Waverley’s Chief Engineer, returned from Great Yarmouth driving a flatbed truck a few weeks ago loaded with the ships steam driven pumps, ie. the two boiler feed pumps, air pump, sea water circulating pump steam engine and the general service pump. The work is being carried out with volunteer assistance to reduce overheads. Abercorn Engineering and JEM Engineering, two local businesses who have past associations with the vessel, are carrying out some of the heavier and precision elements of the work. They were also involved with Waverley Excursion’s refurbishment of SS Sir Walter Scott’s main engine during the winter of 1997/8. Stripdown work of all five pumps is now complete, with restoration/rebuild work proceeding.
Words north of the border by Ken Henderson. Photographs by Stuart Mears.
Meanwhile South of the Border
Refurbishment of the main engine.
All south of the border photographs by Gordon Reid.
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