Avonside locomotive, No. 1624.
Sandstone Heritage Trust's Bloemfontein workshop has received the tubes for the Avonside locomotive boiler No. 1624, ex SANRASM. Lukas Nel has submitted some excellent photos of Izak expanding the tubes at the firebox tube-plate .
In this photo we see Isak swaging the boiler tubes on the swage machine.
The prepared tubes ready to be installed.
The boiler is now in place. The photos below show the boiler tubes at the firebox end.