Sunday, 4 February 2018

Ashington No.5 on Steam Test

Alongside continuing with the wall build, Ashington No.5 has been out on steam test today to check for any severe leaks after having some minor winter maintenance work done throughout January

The loco will be in service hauling passenger trains throughout February Half Term

After February Half Term, Ashington No.5 and A.No.5 will undergo their annual boiler examinations

This involves stripping the backhead of all its valves, removing the safety valves & dome cover to allow a full dry inspection, after that is complete everything will be re-fitted and the loco's will go through another steam test in preparation for the main season beginning in April

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