Spring clean and livery changes.

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No.376 arrives at Tenterden Town at the head of a Railway Experience Train. (B Bottomley)

Time for some exciting news.

Yesterday Norwegian worked it’s last turn for a few weeks and has been withdrawn ready for some maintenance and a boiler washout. However whilst the engine is stopped we will be making a few cosmetic changes ready for the build up to its 100th Birthday.

When withdrawn from NSB service in the early 1970s the engine carried a plain black livery with some red embellishments, mainly the bufferbeams and valances, wheel tyres, motion bracket and fluting on the coupling and connecting rods.

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No.252 works a heritage train on the Grundset line during 1977, carrying a similar livery to how ‘Norwegian’ will shortly look. (Akershusbasen)

Over the next few weeks these embellishments will return to the locomotive which already features a black livery with simple red line and ‘KESR’ on the tender (both of which will be retained).

Work has already started on cleaning the locomotive ready for painting. Keep checking back for more updates!

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