John Hesketh & Son forgings for Tornado locmotive

First motion component forgings made by Bury’s John Hesketh & Son have been ordered for the Tornado, the from-scratch steam locomotive being built by charity group the A12 Steam Locomotive Trust. The forgings will be machined to create slide bars and reversing gear. Meanwhile, Riley & Son (Electromech), also of Bury, is to press two […]

First motion component forgings made by Bury’s John Hesketh & Son have been ordered for the Tornado, the from-scratch steam locomotive being built by charity group the A12 Steam Locomotive Trust. The forgings will be machined to create slide bars and reversing gear. Meanwhile, Riley & Son (Electromech), also of Bury, is to press two 3’8 trailing wheels onto axles, with four more wheels to go on in the next three months. The Trust needs to raise £1.6m to complete the locomotive, a process which will take until 2003 at current rates of finance.