24th June


Outside in ex-showroom condition, awaiting the first steaming of 9351’s 2nd decade of preservation operation. WSR Inspector Colin Henderson has checked the boiler for plugs and fittings being all present and correct plus the oil boxes and pots have the correct trimmings in place.


Tender for 9351 on jacks, the old wheel sets have been removed. The underside of the tank has received patches. The main draw bar clevis with new pin and very large nut can be seen on the set of steps.


Tender wheel sets with axle boxes being prepared to be run under
the jacked up tender.


Tender being lowered onto the axle boxes.


WSR fireman Liam Pope has the honour of lighting the first fire.


The first fire takes hold.


Smoke from the chimney.


9351 with express headlamp code displayed.