Lempor exhaust system fitted to BVR No. 9

Lempor exhaust system fitted to BVR No. 9. The Bure Valley Railway has recently had the front ends of two of their ZB locomotives radically redesigned. Steam Loco Design's Ian Gaylor undertook the design work which included new cylinders, new valve gear and a Lempor exhaust system. The redesign increased power output by more than 100% and decreased fuel consumption by 25%. More details…

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