Great Central Railway Loughborough Station
Work started in early 2010 with the north end of the station. As the steelwork was
dismantled it became apparent that it was in a much worse condition than early inspections had indicated with many of the cast iron guttering sections cracked and the steel cantilevers severely wasted as a result of blocked drains and corrosive steam engine
On inspection by the GCR’s structural engineer the north end cantilever assembly was found to be in a badly wasted condition. Measurement of the original revealed differences in the length of the two sides of one inch and the various fishplates had been randomly drilled so that the rivets were not in line. Able Engineering fabricated a new assembly with a small number of original parts utilised. The new assembly was fully welded with 1100 dummy rivet heads welded into place so that the appearance matched the original.